Reading it now I liken the economically disadvantaged (want to be Politically correct in this day and age) person’s request to sending out an invitation using the canned LinkedIn invitation template.
“I’d like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn.”
If you use the above invitation to connect with another member you will be making a mistake 99.9% of the time. The only wiggle room might be if you know the person extremely well and they would connect regardless of what the invitation says.
I even customize these. My invitation to a good friend might say “I can’t believe that you haven’t had the sense of mind to connect to me yet. Once again I have to clean up your mistakes. You can hit the Accept button now”.
Of course knowing some of my friends they immediately hit the IDK button.
The canned invitation is simple. It’s fast. It’s convenient. It’s against the laws of the universe. LinkedIn should replace the copy with “Type your invitation message here”. That’s what I think.
All that from a simple comic. What do you think?