No, that's not quite accurate. I didn't 'get' distracted - I distracted myself! of course, anyone who knows me will agree that I am a world expert at distracting myself. You see? Here I go again!
So, greetings. My friend David starts letters and email thus:
Dear (Jack or Jill or whoever),It's perfectly harmless but does seem a little... well, peculiar at first, just until one comes to accept it.
Greetings! Please find enclosed blah blah blah.
Anyway, to get back to the salutation business I was warbling about yesterday. I have trouble when writing emails. The standard salutation seems to be, 'Hi Joe'
And then there is the closing to contend with. None of the old 'Yours faithfully' or 'Yours sincerely' in these far more casual days. 'Regards' seems to be the standard, falling away to 'Kind regards'. Well, I reckon I can live with that, although in emails that I have started with just the addressee's name I frequently just sign off with my name.
Modern etiquette just defeats me.