I am afraid I might have made a big misstep recently. I’m definitely in need of advice in this situation. What happened was this…
- It was the only email I had at the time I was making my request because I was doing so from my blackberry while at Chick’s speech session. (Total time saver – look at me multi-task. We’ll discuss later why multi-tasking has never been, nor will ever be my friend. It usually results in messes like this.)
- I thought maybe the more personal approach would make it easier to speak (for the record the email was nothing but professional and was similar to one I sent to several other people I questioned in my research.)
I’m starting to wonder if I should have waited until I was at home and found out this person’s professional email. Then I could have sent off my request that way. I am the type of person who hates to offend anybody and often worries I have (when maybe I haven’t. Who knows, this person could be on vacation and not be an obsessive email checker like myself.)
To add to my distress, I may actually be at the same function with this person on Sunday. Hello, awkward. I’m your new BFF.