One of the things I like about reviewing is that I get a lot of product requests from Chinese companies. That in and of itself isn’t good or bad… but I like reading those emails better than those of their American (presumably American) counterparts.
I only know one language, English. And I’m not even an expert with that language, so the fact that someone knows two or more languages is impressive to me. Let’s get that straight right now. But I do love reading the emails from people who don’t speak English as their native language. Some have a better handle on it than others, but sometimes the way they are worded makes me smile.
Here is a sample:
Hi my trusted friend,
Respect your high reputation among reviewer. We have gone through your information on Amazon Top Reviewers list and consider you are a reliable, objective, and experienced shopper and reviewer. Would like most cooperation with you.
Delightful. Chinese companies always like to butter you up before coming at you with the proposal for a review. There is a certain niceness to that. They make you feel like a big important person (even when you are just sitting at your kitchen table reading emails in your pajamas).
Sometimes I have gotten to know a few of the sellers a little better and we exchange personal (well, semi personal) emails back and forth. I really am interested in Chinese life and the people behind all these requests. Being an American, sometimes I feel a little isolated from the rest of the world, and I truly appreciate the chance communications I’ve been able to have with these people on the other side of the globe.
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