Keep in touch

It’s interesting how, when you end an email with the expression “Keep in touch,” what you’re really saying is, “I’m ending this particular round of correspondence and hope I don’t have to write to you again for quite some time.” And in some instances it could arguably mean “Never email me again.”

It doesn’t have quite the same connotation in a meatspace letter, but in an email, “Keep in touch” is definitely a suggestion that the person not do so in the near future.

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