So yes, I work in the corporate environment. And I write many emails. When they’re to people i don’t know very well, especially clients, i write them slightly formal (except “Dear…”. what am I, filling out a Mother’s Day card?)
Anyway… emails, like all good things, must come to an end. But how to sign off? An ex-boss of mine used to swear by “Best,” and I picked that up to.
But my current company has their own way they like things. Now, I could use “Best,” but many of my peers use “Regards,”. Ugh, so overtly formal sounding. But ok. Fine.
But I draw the line at “Regards,”- no “Warm Regards,” or “Kind Regards,”. Warm sounds nice, like warming the cockles of my heart. And Kind? Who doesn’t like kind people? So generous. So thoughtful.
So unnecessary! So cheesy! Have people read “Regards,” and thought “Damn, that’s really cold and stingy”?
This is 2016. We’re no longer typing in typewriters. Let’s evolve people. Loosen up!