Let me go to work." It definitely doesn't show a lack of thought. Is it appropriate to email a professor during summer for a difficult question? I greeted him with"Dear Professor X", told him who I was, asked the question, and thanked him in advance. Next time you feel pulled to say "sorry," simply don't use that word. It allows the hearer to feel heard and know the heart of the speaker. pic.twitter.com/ybRHA2DqsL, — Hari Ziyad (@HariZiyad) August 13, 2018. Riley was adamant the tweet was not about competition between “BlacKkKlansman” and “Sorry to Bother You,” and he said his question did not mean he doesn’t have love for Lee. (I'm an assistant professor of mathematics at a college in the US.) “After 40 years of cop shows and cop movies, did we really need one more movie where it’s supposed to be about racism but the cops are the actual heroes of the film and the most effective force against racism?” Riley asked. “BlacKkKlansman” stars John David Washington as Ron Stallworth, who teamed with two white police detectives in the 1970s to thwart a potential attack from the Ku Klux Klan. I would still be intimidated if I needed to send an email to the director of my agency, @HFBrowning, yes, I think that many people erroneously think that there's some objective politeness notion, while, in reality, "what sounds right" changes relatively rapidly.