[thelist] RantACoder

Casey Crookston caseyc at IntelliSoftmn.com
Thu Aug 17 13:11:48 CDT 2006

Thanks.  That is good advie.  I'll forward it to the guy who started the

<tip type="Personal and Business Etiquette">
There is an old adage that states "Be careful of the toes you step on 
today; they may be connected to the ass you have to kiss tomorrow".

When you are riled up about something, and feel the need to fire off an 
inflammatory/insulting/vitriolic, etc. email, go ahead and compose it. 
Then save it as a draft, and don't look at it for at least a half-hour. 
  Read over it again once you've collected yourself, and chances are 
you'll find a few things you want to re-word or tone down, or you may 
find that it's not useful to send your message at all.

Giving yourself a "cooling off" period gives you a better chance of 
getting your point across, or finding the information you're looking 
for, without causing yourself to look like an ass in front of an 
audience of several hundred of your peers (for example).

Take Care,


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