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    foreverromantic Posts: 174, Reputation: 1
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    Mar 27, 2018, 02:00 PM
    Rude behavior question
    I had a novel published last year, my second. I had a student teacher re-type my already typed manuscript as it was it hard copy. (173 pages) and gave her $ 400.00 to do this. Late Oct. the book came out. She was very, very anxious to get a FREE COPY of it, which I was willing to give her. We went to lunch together and she with her I phone took several photos of us together and she showed them to me.
    I asked her to please E Mail me the photos. She promised she would.
    I received nothing. I tried to E Mail her twice and then decided that was the end of our relationship re: book.
    Isn't this RUDE with regard to E Mails not to respond.. There is some type of etiquette for this isn't there.
    Any response is appreciated. Thanks
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    Mar 27, 2018, 03:07 PM
    Or maybe worry about more important things? First off you had a book published, congrats. Celebrate the positive things in life. So many people focus on the negative and it takes energy to focus on the negative. If everyone I didn't email back became an enemy, I would have a lot of them. Maybe emailing people back is not a top priority for her.
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    Mar 27, 2018, 10:18 PM
    I'm a serial non-responder when it comes to emails. I literally forget to check my email, so by the time I do (maybe once a month if that) I have tons of emails, many requiring a reply, and I just don't have the energy to spend a day emailing. My friends know that if they want to contact me, the best way to get a reply is to message me on Facebook. If they email me they may never get a reply.

    Email is no longer the trend, now texting and messaging have become the new way to get in touch with people or to send docs or pictures.
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    Mar 28, 2018, 06:54 AM
    Before you jump to rudeness try another method of contact if you can. You have know her name(?). If not just let it go. I feel ya' though, because I get miffed at unreturned phone calls. I don't waste a lot of time on it though.
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    Mar 28, 2018, 11:39 AM
    I wanted a copy of the photos she took last Nov. 2017. This is not an unreasonable request. Obviously, I will never get them. I could have used her for a helper with my next book, but she does not care, so why should I.
    Thanks everyone for your help.

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