Hot Tip: When writing an email to anyone that you don’t know, in a semi-professional setting, it’s best not to write it like a total asshat. People assume if NO CARE WHATSOEVER is the level of care you put into an introductory email, you’re probably the shithead to end all shitheads. Just a real missed opportunity for cradle death, if you know what I mean. And I think you do.
I get a lot of emails similar to what this professor received (if it is even real). I don’t mean “tip” emails, either. People send emails like this to me when asking for a job. A job that requires the ability to write somewhat coherently while also being able to refrain from using “LOL!” and emojis. It’s amazing, and also kind of alarming, that a person in college is capable of sending an email this terrible and doing it with complete seriousness.
Maybe there needs to be a class for first-semester freshman called, SHIT YOU DON’T DO 101. And in that introductory course on how to not be an all-world dipshit, there could be a lesson on why you shouldn’t post your student’s email on YouTube and totally shit on it while also neglecting to black out their email address.