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Be Positive: Perk up your emails

Do you ever write emails & feel like they don’t convey the tone or emotion properly? The written word can be quite impersonal, hence the vast uptake of emojis. Back in the day, there was exclamation marks, colons & brackets 🙂 available to add emphasis & emotion to a message. Nowadays we’re all adding embarassed monkeys, blushing smiles & party poppers to our messages. It feels a little silly at times but it does the job a treat! Now there’s a browser extension to supposedly take livening up your messages to the next level…

Listen up, now you don’t even have to try to be perky, peppy & downright cheerful. Simply write your email, click on the ’emotional labor’ extension & it will add a little something extra to your emails. Apparently, we can all forget umm-ing & ahh-ing over which endearment to use & how many exclamation marks are acceptable. It’s got it covered.

Time to put it to the test…

Original message:

Hi,

It was good to see on Wednesday & have a proper catch up. Great call on the restaurant, the food was de-lish. How did that date go on Friday in the end? 

I’m making plans for the bank holiday, what are you up to?

x

Emotionally (artifically) charged version:

Hey lovey! I’ve been thinking of you 🙂

Hi,

It was good to see on Wednesday & have a proper catch up!!! Great call on the restaurant, the food was de-lish!!! How did that date go on Friday in the end? 

I’m making plans for the bank holiday, what are you up to?

x

Okay, so maybe I’m a little cheerful to begin with so there’s not tonnes of areas for improvement, but I have to say I’m pretty disappointed. I’m not sure my friends would even like being called ‘lovey’ & exclamation marks aren’t the be all & end all. I miss my blushing smileys, chicken heads & cross eyed shockface.

Sorry emotional labor, Chromoji lives on!

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