Hi. I want to take your course on Tuesdays and Thursdays. But it's either full or I don't have the prerequisites. Could you find out why I can't register and tell me? I would really like to take this course. Thanks. Jamie.
I don't even know where to begin enumerating everything that is wrong with this e-mail. First of all, I know that my last name is hard to spell, but surely any one can copy-paste it from the catalogue of the course offerings. From that same catalogue the student could have learned that I teach all three of my courses on Tuesdays and Thursdays. How am I to know which course "Jamie" is planning to take? Especially taking into account that I have never met "Jamie," and no last name for him/her is provided. Failure to provide his/her last name also makes it completely impossible to find out which prerequisites "Jamie" has fulfilled for the course s/he fails to mention.
The concluding statement about how much "Jamie" wants to take this mysterious course sounds especially funny in view of all the above-listed facts. Do I need to mention that I am not experiencing any burning desire to have this student in any of my courses?
It is my sincere hope that "Jamie" will get a clue sometime before graduation because the job market nowadays isn't kind even to people who are a lot more intelligent, respectful and responsible than s/he.