A few days ago an old friend of mine sent me a message on ye Olde Facebook messenger.
Feeling a bit playful I replied to her via text message just to see what her reaction would be. Afterall, I hadn’t spoken to her for the greater part of the year and most people would’ve lost her number by now after giving up in their romantic pursuits( yes, guys do that ).
Just like clockwork she gave me the answer I was expecting:
“How the hell did you get my number?”
I replied to her that I still had it in a backup of my contacts for safe-keeping. I can’t describe just how impressed she was by my so called “thoughtfulness” after all these years yet one thing is for certain, when she comes back into town we’re certainly gonna have some fun.
Now, handling these situations where you’re contacting someone is a tricky affair especially if you haven’t spoken for a long time and they probably don’t remember who you are. The problem is magnified ten-fold when it comes to contacting a cold list after a long absence.
You can’t just waltz into their inboxes like some weird uncle visiting after 8 years in the forest trying to snap a picture of Big Foot crapping in the woods. Doesn’t work that way.
And trying to act like you haven’t been gone will only leave you looking like a stalker who hunted down their contact details like a deranged sicko after they changed them for the 13th time because you spammed the other 12 with your eternal declarations of love while reminding them that a phone call and an email are not in violation of any restraining orders.
Trust me, there are weirdos out there…
Moving on, if you have a cold list you’d like to revive without looking a perverted weirdo who crawled through an entire phone-book to get their contact details, then hit me up over at:
or just fire me an email over at:
jay[@]jaymakoni.com ( just remove the cornered brackets around the “@”. I put those there to keep spam out )
Till the next wave of madness…