I’m talking to a senior administrator.
“I’m so sick and tired of students who send emails without a salutation or a signature,” I complain. “What am I supposed to do? Guess which one of my students could have chosen an email address of firstname.lastname@example.org?”
The administrator gives me a look of a wounded animal.
“Students??” he says. “You are wondering why students are doing this?? Eighteen and nineteen-year-old kids? Do you know how many emails I get every day from professors – people with doctoral degrees – that are exactly like this?”