Wednesday, March 29, 2023

“Go straight to the point!” M’sian business owner says people should not beat around the bush when asking questions

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Conversation starters will make the conversation less awkward, however, some may think that this is just a waste of time as they are not getting right to the point.

Recently, a Twitter user, who is a business owner and repairs smartphones, took it online to share his frustration with people who do not specifically say what they want right at the start of the conversation.

In the tweet, @annazrulan wrote, “Friends, let’s not normalise this culture. It is 2022. If you wanted to make inquiries, do not waste other people’s time.”

“Just proceed with whatever you got in mind. It is that simple without having to prolong to an unnecessary conversation. I’m not very subtle with things.”

He also shared a screenshot of the message he received from a potential customer who did not introduce himself and stated what service they are looking for.

The user said that although he has no qualms over the short greetings, he just wishes that people will be more straight forward and direct with their messages.

“Actually the OP is just a reminder in ‘general’. I really have no qualm over short greetings as such. For instance I still proceed to respond. So, more reasons for you guys to be using my service”, he added.

Meanwhile, there was a mixed response from netizens, with some saying that the user is just complaining about a small issue, while others say they prefer a more direct and swift conversation when it comes to work.

“Bro, in Malay we call it adab (manners). Maybe, they thought you were busy,” a netizen said.

“It’s called pre-empting and it’s the polite thing to do. Let’s normalize having more manners,” another netizen said.

On the other hand, some netizens agree with the user and said people should respect other people’s time and go straight to the point.

“Exactly. If you have something to ask, straight forward. Ain’t got no time to wait for another reply,” a netizen said.

“Don’t beat around the bush. I don’t have superpower to read what’s on your mind,” another netizen said.

What do you think about this? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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