(Closed) People who don’t use e-mail

posted 8 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
400 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

” Help Me Help You” If she wants your help she will need to do her part.  You are doing this on the side and have a reg 9-5.  If she doesn’t respond via email in a timely manner tell her that you can’t help her.

Post # 4
5263 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I so agree with you on this one! When I’m on campus all day, I don’t get reception and so I can’t take any calls. I often don’t get home until 9 pm or later, so the voicemails in response to an email are so annoying! 

Can you just express to her that it’s difficult with your job to use the phone to plan, and let her know that this is the way you can communicate best? The way I see it is you’re doing her a favor, so she should really be able to “type out an email” (so hard, right?) in response. 

Post # 5
563 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I’m not sure if it is always required that one replies to email by email, but in your case you have an excellent excuse as to why she cannot call you during work hours (and you might want to start screening her during the evening).  You are doing her a huge favor by helping her plan the wedding, and I am surprised she is not more grateful and trying to make it easier for you. 

Post # 7
3162 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I hate it when people don’t use email. If they are old – like, OK fine. I get it. It’s still annoying, but I get it. Future Mother-In-Law doesn’t do email and it’s frustrating – more so for Fiance than for me, but I would like to be able to email her pictures of things and it’s just not a possibility. Anyway, I think you need to just tell her look sorry you don’t like typing emails but I simply CANNOT receive personal calls during the work day. You could even pretend you got reprimanded at work for it if you really want to hammer the point home.

Post # 8
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I wouldn’t answer her calls if I were you at work. Answering just reinforces the idea that you really can make personal calls, even though you’ve told her otherwise. Remind her you can email during the day, but not call, and then put her through to voicemail. She can talk to your mailbox all she wants.

Post # 9
3125 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

you definitely have the right to communicate however you want here.. If she is unable to plan, and you are doing things that a wedding coordinator should get paid for and she won’t play along w/ email, then TS to her.

Post # 10
4001 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I hear ya!  I’m more of an email/text/bbm person.  I’m busy, I’m usually doing a lot of juggling so I can’t sustain a continuous conversation with someone.  I don’t mean to be rude so I try to keep the lines of communication open by doing it mostly via writing!  The only one that won’t let me get away with it is my Mother.  I’ll text her, and she will say something smart so I know that I have to call her (meanwhile she’s texting up a storm with my Aunt and her friends).  Anyhoo, that would annoy me too.  I’d totally just have to say (and I’ve done so before), “I’m so sorry, I’m not able to talk on the phone at work so I have to resort to email!”. 

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