There are places where you expect awesome writing. The corporate world is not one of them. This is an email that I recieved at work today.

I copied it exactly as it was sent to me.

Good Afternoon

I was just wondering for one of our clients if your company

Does direct deposit into clients accounts

Please message me back ASAP thank you

I had to read this three times in order to figure our what they were saying.  In fact, I was reading it out loud to my coworker when it dawned on me – it is one sentence!

Nevermind that “clients” should be “client’s” what truly baffled me is the format. Why would this person feel the need to break up the sentence into three lines? Was she sending me a corporate haiku?