Modern Gentlemen …
… never ask, “Did you get my email?”
It is not 1996, so an email has been received and most likely read.
This question is a passive-aggressive opening to an interrogation that includes — whether articulated or not — the questions:
- What are you going to do about it?
- When and how will it be done?
- and — the biggest question of all — Why did you not respond?
Modern gentlemen assume their emails have been received and read. Therefore, they move these conversations forward when they see recipients in person, asking questions to which they actually want answers.