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Via Dazzie D.
I’m not sure if it’s possible, when starting an email out, “With all due respect,” for the recipient to feel that you do, in fact, respect them. That being said, I’m not sure if I care. It’s hard to respect bureaucracy, particularly when they give off every impression that their job description includes putting up roadblocks to your personal happiness and professional success. Then again, the phrase does indicate that all “due” respect is given; it does not specify precisely how much respect is, in fact, due.