I'll be a bit incoherent...

missilee

New Member
Chinese - China
Dear all, I have emailed a professional suggesting a friendly meeting up, and she replied she'd love to! it's the busiest season so "I'll be a little frazzled but that doesn't mean we can't get together, just that I may be incoherent. What do you think?"

I'm slightly unsure...is she being funny? incoherent here means talking unclearly right? or am I missing something here...If so, what should I reply? If she's being funny, I would like to say being incoherent will probably makes it more fun...but is there a funnier way to say it? Thank you so much!
 
  • I may be a bit off, but I think what she meant is that you shouldn't expect to have deep complex conversations when you two meet.

    I doesn't look like an attempt at being funny to me, but rather a more subtle way to say she might not be a perfectly functional professional during this meeting.
     
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    mathilde70

    Senior Member
    French
    I have to disagree: the tone is light and I therefore see it as an attempt to be funny.
    In a more serious message, she might have used 'overwhelmed' rather than 'frazzled', the word 'difficult' might also have been used.
    Missilee's suggestion for an answer sounds very appropriate.
     

    kentix

    Senior Member
    English - U.S.
    I think she's being both serious and funny. She's saying what ShaggyVinny said but in a funny way. She's willing to meet and she's looking forward to it, but she might be a little tired from too much work. So forgive her in advance if she is a little distracted.

    Missilee's suggestion for an answer sounds very appropriate.
    I agree.
     

    missilee

    New Member
    Chinese - China
    thank you guys! Just to be safe I replied, of course, it'd be wonderful to see her in any case...
     
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