Secret Diary of an Entrepreneur: 'Rgds', or The death of good manners

So many people have no manners these days. Have you noticed that? I blame the internet.

by
Last Updated: 31 Aug 2010

At risk of sounding like my Gran, whatever happened to common courtesy? I'm sure people were (marginally) politer ten years ago – when it took you ten minutes to load a single webpage via the dial-up, you needed a bit more patience. These days we have wi-fi and people have no patience at all, which just makes them ruder. Imagine how bad things will be if we ever actually get super-fast broadband? If you're wondering what sparked this sub-Daily Mail rant, it was an email exchange I had with one of our suppliers this week. I reckon this person may have got 'Seven Habits of Highly Influential People' or something for Christmas, because they've suddenly become unbelievably pushy - continually trying to push me into decisions and next steps that I don't really want to take. But much more annoying than that, she's started signing off her emails with ‘Rgds’. Of all the sign-offs in the world, there is nothing more irritating than 'Rgds'... [CLICK HERE TO READ MORE AND COMMENT]

Find this article useful?

Get more great articles like this in your inbox every lunchtime

What are Simon Roberts’ big 3 challenges at Sainsbury’s?

The grocer's new CEO has taken the reins at a critical time.

Should CEOs get political?

The protests that have erupted over George Floyd’s murder have prompted a corporate chorus of...

“You literally have to rewrite your job description”

One minute briefing: In hard times, your network becomes more important than ever, says Prezi...

5 bad habits to avoid when leading remotely

In a crisis, it can be hard to recognise when you've taken your eye off...

A top-level guide to scenario planning

COVID creates unprecedented uncertainty, but there are tried and tested ways of preparing for an...

Is it favouritism to protect an employee no one likes?

The Dominic Cummings affair shows the dangers of double standards, but it’s also true that...