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Why do people ping me saying “Hi XX” and just wait for my to reply? Am i alone in thinking this is a bit annoying? People who ping others like this - why do you not include the reason for reaching out? People who have experienced this - what is your action in response to this

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I know some people do that just to make sure the person is available to chat and not actively screen sharing - just safe

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We have a thread like this every week...

I feel people go out of their way to be triggered. I'm pretty sure it's not what the message is, but who sends it, that drives your decision to respond.

So take a chill, it's just a polite ping. Deal with it and move on.

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People who tell others to chill have no chill

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I cannot stand it. I just don’t answer

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I know. Why ping when you can email?

Same with cell phones. Why call when you can text?

Say “Hi” back. When they respond, wait an hour and reply “Hi” again. Continue on repeat.

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😂😂 this took me out lmao

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So it feels like a conversation

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Hi OP

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Or they hit you with the ‘hi, how are you?….like listen here fellow human, we both know ya don’t really care how anybody is doing and NEED something.

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Just say hi back - there are so many bigger things to be annoyed about in this world 😂

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Well if someone sent me “hey” and I was in the middle of something else and they continued with a string of messages (believe me people do this), I’m going to be exponentially more annoyed.

An alternative way this can be done is - “hey, when you get a chance, can you xyz”

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Just be a damn human and respond

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You could just be a nice person and respond with ‘Hi! What can I help you with?/How can I help you?’ And ensure they cut to the chase.

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Ah yes. Focus on what you CAN’T control and keep feeling negative emotions over taking control through typing 4 extra words.

Because it’s impolite and presumptuous to ask someone for help in the first sentence that you say.

That’s why we start with: hello, excuse me, do you have a minute, etc.

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My bestie (also on our team) and I were JUST talking about this – we experienced it at our last job and here as well and it remains one of our biggest pet peeves. If you're contacting someone, make your point or don't reach out. If you have nothing more than "hi" to say, it's not worth messaging. Period. You're justified in ignoring people who just say hi/hey and your name. If they have a question or comment they're the only ones who can make it, and I'm not waiting around with bated breath for them to get to the point.

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nohello.club

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They don’t want to bother going into the details at the moment unless you’re available.

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IGNOREEEEDDD

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I could not agree more.

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Type what they said backwards

Or “Hi, are you available?” Like… depends on who’s asking 👀

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