I get the most bizarre emails and questions every day. I can either get annoyed, or laugh. And to be honest, I choose the latter.
For instance, a lady enquired about a course today and I replied by email, giving the details and asking if she wants me to reserve her place. She replies by telling me: “No, I will go back home the same day”.
What? Really? I have a hotel?
But it has to do with a different frame of reference, a different education and a different culture. What seems ridiculous to me is a perfectly normal assumption to the other person. Like when they tell me they are on their way to Hollywood but need to start somewhere. Or that they are the next big thing on the world’s stage. Hey! I hope so too.
I do have days where I get annoyed because it is one ridiculous question or comment after the other. But luckily most of the time my sense of humour wins the battle and I land up sitting here with tears in my eyes.