August 10th, 2007

books

Miss Manners says...

Today I got compliments on my rejections....

I was called prompt and courteous.
And someone said that it was the best written form letter they'd ever seen.

It's always nice to have those counter-balance the replies wherein people are bitter or angry. Granted, replies make up an extremely small percentage of the query body as a whole -- most people just accept and move on, which is also perfectly professional behavior. But one does appreciate honey rather than vinegar.

10:36pm ETA: I've also now gotten the comment that it was the "kindest rejection."