Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Please Acknowledge Receipt

During every festival, I send e-greetings to near and dear. Not even half the people reply back or even acknowledge receipt of the e-card. Some people have genuine reasons for not doing so and I accept that but not everyone and not always. When the recipient has viewed the card, I get the message " Recipient has viewed your card" which is proof that my card has found its way to the inbox of the receiver and that he/she has viewed it. But very few people bother to reply back. I send e-cards as I sincerely remembered you and wanted to wish you and say hi and see what I get back. It hardly takes a minute to click the reply button and just say Thanks. Some very nice people have even retorted back saying " so, now only you remembered me, where are u?!". Excuse me, I am the one who has tried to get in touch and you shamelessly ask me this? Some very very nice people say." Which mail/card.. I did not receive any from you".

I have proof that the card has been sent and you say this to me? Well, the world is such a wonderful place with such nice people that I feel I am a misfit here. I know people will ask me why do I send cards if I am unhappy about non-acknowledgement of cards. That's me for you, to tell you that I remember you and want to wish you for a festive occasion (whether you like it or not). So what if people do not acknowledge receipt, atleast I get to know that my card has been viewed. What say?

8 comments:

Rajitha said...

i agree with every single word!! i feel i am a misfit too..actually i feel that a lot nowadays..

Pixie said...

Hmmm... I agree with what you have to say.

Swati said...

I felt like I did this post on your blog. I have been a big foool sending 50 odd ecards on all occassions plus remembering all the bdays. All I get in return is no reply.

Aryan said...

There is a saying in geetha..do your responsibilty, don't expect a reply..
My mom used to day this..However I feel difficult to digust these words...
Just chillll timepass
Aryan's mom

~nm said...

Let me wish you first - a very happy new year!

I don't know why and how and when I got over expecting a reply from others. But that doesn't mean that I should also tell you to become like that. :D

I know it feels good to be reciprocated back.

Asha said...

I stopped expecting replies long back... Now I have even stopped sending cards!

Lavs said...

Now you have to write about how you got a thank you card from a dotcomrade.

Timepass said...

All: I will just say
"Jaane bhi do yaaron"
"Dil hai ke manta nahin"

Lavs:I will even write abt the thks mail sent to the person who sent me the thks card.