He wants to make sure you’ve received and read his email—calling or emailing right away seems like the logical way to find out. Perception:
Give me a break! If you expect an instant response to a query, the more efficient route is to pick up the phone. Following up shortly after sending an email makes you seem impatient and self-righteous.
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