Let’s be real. How many times has an email actually found you well?
In 2020, I can’t think of a single time I’ve read the classic icebreaker, “Hope this email finds you well,” and felt I was personally doing anywhere close to well. We’re in the middle of a freaking pandemic, people. Why are we still starting emails this way?
The etiquette of making email small talk and exchanging virtual pleasantries is well-intentioned, but it’s also exhausting — so exhausting that the good people of the internet have created a meme about it.
The “Hope this email finds you well” meme isn’t new, but it’s had a recent resurgence on Twitter because it’s still super relevant. The meme is simple. After you type the dreaded “Hope this email finds you well,” add the words “How the email found me:” and attach a photo that properly reflects your emotional state. Here’s a great example featuring The Office‘s Kelly Kapoor.
The image potential of this meme feels nearly endless. You can tweet it alongside a screenshot from a show or movie, a cursed image, or even something random like a photo of a low phone battery. (Cause we’re all running on low battery, get it? Ha…ha.)
Here are some of our favorite recent “I hope this email finds you well!” memes for inspiration.
We’re all doing great!