Thank You Notes

by Modern Miss Manners

Thank you notes are goddamn nice. Your aunts and your grandmas will appreciate them more than anyone else in your life. (Except for maybe that guy friend who walked you home one time when you were too drunk to function and kept you from dying alone in a gutter. He’ll appreciate it the most. Write him a note. Do it now.)

When thank you notes are sent via snail mail to interviewers, you can bet your ass they will be shown to at least one other person in the office and referred to as a “classy move.” They might not get you the job, but hey: you made that classy move. Give yourself five seconds of self-congratulatory-yet-delusional-feelings-of-bearing-striking-resemblance-to-a-young-Don(na)-Draper time. You’ve earned it.