Whose fault is it when our messages go viral? The problem is that we assume email is essentially like speech. Unless there are snoops eavesdropping, we proceed as if what we say in private, stays private. We forget that email isn't speech, yet we have come to rely on those short written messages as if they were.
You may not like Clinton because her voice grates on your nerves, her confidence is off-putting and she wears too much makeup. And you might not trust her because she didn't call a press conference or hold a rally about the fact that she was sick and determined to "power through" it, but when all is said and done, her dirty laundry isn't out there swinging in the wind with the boxers of Powell, the guy who mansplained she needed to "be careful" about email and then later denied it.
For whatever reason, a week or so goes by and they still haven't gotten back to you. Crickets start chirping whenever you check your inbox. You know that your prices aren't exorbitant and you consistently deliver above average work. You're wondering what went wrong. After replaying the conversation in your head, you're still puzzled. Here are some tips to keep in mind.
If you were Vladimir Putin, or President Xi of China, what would you do if you had the entire archive of Hillary Clinton's emails, classified and unclassified, "deleted" and not, in your hands? What value to you would that be in your next round of negotiations with the president of the United States?