I just had to send this message to an old college buddy. In the comments, I welcome your thoughts on how I could have written this better, but I was getting some new application invite from her on a daily basis. Here’s what I had to write:
I hate to sound like a jerk, but I use Facebook mostly for work and I get overwhelmed with job-related invites and the like, so would it be alright to keep me off the notification list? There are lots of great apps there, but my Facebook inbox gets so overwhelmed.
On another note, hope all’s well. 🙂
In high school and college etiquette classes, I hope they’re teaching kids the best way to write letters like this, because a) they’re going to need it, and b) I clearly have no clue how to write one without coming off as mean, condescending, pathetic, or all of the above.
Postscript: She was very understanding and sent a wonderfully sweet reply in return.