I honestly find the suggested column to be a lot more annoying.
“In case it’s helpful” is condescending.
“I know you are busy” does sound very passive aggressive. “Of course you are too busy to pay attention to an insignificant little person like me. . .” Oh, get off it already and say what you want.
“How about we try doing…” is the way I speak to my five-year-old.
Does anybody here prefer the right-hand column? Is it a gender thing? Is the “good” column supposed to sound more “feminine”?