Hi guys! It’s summer. Time of vacations, but we’re at work. Let’s have some fun! We’re pretty sure that you receive tons of emails from prospectors on a daily basis. Some of them you read and find valuable. While others remain unread and go to the trash bin of your mailbox. It heavily depends on the subject line, to be honest.

As buyers become increasingly demanding copywriters do their best to create a subject line that stands out. It’s really hard to capture the attention in the era of informational abundance. Some of the subject lines reach your heart, but some… Well, they’re strange and thus hilarious, to say the least. Let’s take a look:

Sometimes you try hard to write a perfect hook question but:

1. You get too viral:

What is your spirit animal?

2. Outsmart yourself:

Funny Email Subject Lines

3. Speaking of “smart”:

Knock-knock! Who’s there?

4. Something goes terribly wrong with the CRM:

Funny Email Subject Lines

5. You’re too obsessed with Professor James Moriarty:

Miss Me?

6. You try to rock like it’s 1981, but it’s actually 2018:

Funny Email Subject Lines

7. Ctrl+C didn’t work:


8. When you experience a stress and it suddenly bursts into your work:

Did you cry last night as I did?

BTW, handling stress and rejection is the inalienable part of an SDR’s daily routine:

9. One of the late stages of despair looks pretty much like this:

RE: Why don’t you like me?

10. Time for some strange confessions:

Funny Email Subject Lines

11. When you desperately need an appointment:

Please don’t bounce!

12. Not all the Fridays are awesome, sometimes you’re way behind your goal:

Funny Email Subject Lines - SDR

13. Sometimes you simply fail to let go:

Re: that is my last email!

Re:Re: that is my last email… oops I did it again

Re: There is no second chance

14. But eventually you give up:

Funny sales email subject lines

We’re all just humans, and we do mistakes.

15. Hello from Eastern Europe:

At times SDRs are just a bit too late with the outreach:

16. When you found an unread letter:

Funny and absurd sales email subject lines

17. May fourth be with you, or maybe fifth:

Funny and absurd sales email subject lines

More often than not, attempts to be original sound:

18. Too frank:

Funny and absurd sales email subject lines

19. Too pushy:

You’re doing it wrong! Don’t do it anymore!

20. Repenting:

Funny sales email subject lines

21. Ambiguous:

Last time wasn’t good

22. Animalistic:

Funny and absurd sales email subject lines

23. Awkward:

I can explain

24. Undelicious:

Funny and absurd sales email subject line

Just don’t get too scary like the guys who sent these messages:

25. Creepy:

Scary sales email subject line

26. Creepier:

Scary sales email subject line

27. Speaking of the boundaries:

Scary sales email subject line

28. OMG:

Funny sales email subject line

And the last, but not the least is the total writer’s block:

Subject line

Hope you had fun! Would you open an email with such strange headlines? Share your opinion in the comments!

Anastasia Voitehina
Content Writer at CIENCE

Anastasia Voitehina is a Content Writer at CIENCE Technologies. She creates passionate articles, witty infographics and smart charts dedicated to B2B Lead Generation. Anastasia also records the company's history and writes inspirational stories about her colleagues.