That's what I assumed.
Given the burden of email, texts, social media notifications, and even old-fashioned voice communications, the no response has become the standard way to say "no," without having to say anything. Pleasepleaseplease, save us all from all unnecessary communications.
Well, I was surprised this week.
A Millennial sent me a second email. In the first she had included a link about what she was deriving from majoring in English. She invited me to share it with the readers of this blog. She was certain I would be interested since I had posted now and then my reflections on English as a major.
Hey, I'm a paid influencer. That's widely known. She wasn't talking business. I ignored the whole thing. I didn't bother blocking future communication with her. After all, as a digital native, surely she understood that no response is code for bug-off.
But, she did return. Her transmittal note had a bit of bite in it. I wondered how she would ever make it in this tough world with so little insight into how to get what you want. Then, I blocked her. And deleted the email.
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