Do you hate it when a colleague messages “hello” and then leaves you hanging while they type out the next thing they have to say? ME TOO. And we’re not alone.
Instead of silently building resentment, send them this link. You don’t even have to say anything, just hit ’em with the nohello.net and let the website do the rest. When they click, they’ll be greeted with this:
As we see from the screenshot, ‘hello’ isn’t the only obnoxious message. We also have:
“Hello, are you around?”
“hi sophie – quick question.”
“You got a sec?”
Who tf types “ping”. I’d like to add “do you have time to talk?” to this list. JUST TELL ME WHAT YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT PLEASE MY ANXIETY CANNOT TAKE THE DO YOU HAVE TIME TO TALK. Sorry, that was a bit extra.
Let’s be clear, this isn’t about being clinical and rude. It’s the opposite of rude really, it’s about being considerate of people’s time and attention and communicating as effectively as possible. You can still be polite, just do it in fewer individual messages.
If you want to be super passive-aggressive, you can even set your status as nohello.net.
Are we clear? Good.