“To whom it may concern”
– vague – weak – ignorable “
To whom it will concern”
– ominous – strong – alarming
what your email sign-off says about you:
“thanks!” you want to be loved “thanks,” you’re not mad you’re just disappointed “best,” you are classy and professional and probably hot “cheers!” you’re either cool or British “regards,” you hate me “sincerely,” you’re an intern.
email culture is switching an exclamation point between your greeting and your first sentence because you don’t want to come on too strong by exclaiming twice in a row.
Everyone’s always like you should use fewer exclamation marks I’m like why not use more? We’re in a pandemic go ahead and send a work email that’s like “helllllllo!!!!!!!!”
When I sign off an email with “regards” it means I regard you as my foe; one or the other of us will have to go.
When I sign off an email with “Love Karen” sans comma, it is not a typo. it is an order.
When I sign an email “Yours” it’s not a term of endearment— it means this email is now yours I’m done with it get it away from me.
Instead of “all my best” i’m gonna start signing off on my emails with “some best” because i gotta keep the rest of the best for myself.