I received this email over the weekend – and it really annoyed the hell out of me. It’s really no big deal, but the least this person could do was write properly. I am just as sad as this person, because I actually replied his email.

His email – entitled INVESTMENT PROPOSAL:

DEAR,

I USE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO INTRODUCE MYSELF AS MR NIZAM AKIM,A BUSINESS MAN. I AM PRESENTLY AT UK FOR A BUSINESS TRIP , I HAVE DECIDED TO EXTEND MY BUSINESS NETWORK. HOWEVER INVEST AT MALAYSIA AS ONE OF THE FAST GROWING COUNTRY IN THE WORLD, HENCE I CONTACT YOU TO ASSIST ME AS A LOCAL SO THAT I WILL NOT FIND IT SO DIFFICULT TO INVEST MY MONEY IN MALAYSIA. BE ASSURED OF 30%, OF ANY INCOME WE WILL BE MAKING IN ANY OF THE INVESTMENT GO INTO OR ESTABLISH THROUGH YOU. PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU ARE WILLING TO ASSIST ME FOR THIS. IF (YES) I WILL COME DOWN TO MALAYSIA IMMEDIATELY TO ENABLE US MEET AND DISCUSS ABOUT THE WHOLE ISSUE , PLEASE CONTACT ME DIRECT VIA THIS SAME E-MAIL ADDRESS.

REGARD

MR. NIZAM AKIM.

And my spur of the moment reply to him, whilst I was very annoyed:

Dear MISTER Nizam Akim,

Please improve your English Language skills before considering sending out mass emails like this.You are not able to form proper sentences, nor convey your message in this email. I have not a clue what you are trying to say. I wish you all the best in your future undertakings, starting with improving your language skills.

Please do not email me again. Have a good life.

Yours sincerely,

MISS Li Lian.