Some emails are perfectly answered with a simple “Sounds good.” Others, of a much less pleasant variety, require a thoughtful and detailed response. A response that takes time, energy and the occasional thesaurus.
And sometimes, you just don’t have the energy. But you can’t just ignore it, right?
Right. Instead, do this: At the bottom of a shorter-than-necessary email, type “Sent from my iPhone.”
By making it seem like you’re replying from your phone, you’ll buy yourself some time to come up with a legitimate response, and the recipient won’t be offended by its terseness.
Ethically questionable? Perhaps. Handy in dire circumstances? Totally.