I can’t believe the number of graceless letters I receive from local government agencies and large corporations, in which total strangers (always females) write to me, “Dear Robert” or worse, “Hi”.
The ‘Hi’ brigade get a stock reply.
Why you write me? I just do cleaning. I good person, cause no trouble.
Hi Flung woo.
That invariably elicits a more courteous, properly addressed second letter.