Thursday, September 06, 2007

The Curse of the Mis-sent Email

Yep. I did it. Zapped out a "reply all" email - which I never do, honest! - and it landed in the mailbox of the very person that didn't need to see it. Aaargh!

Fortunately, I had tempered my words so that the "Help! How can I cut (name inserted here) off at the pass?" message read as merely an innocent "How can I answer (name inserted here)'s question?" Still, it was obvious what I was trying to do. Shoot.

It's been a long, long time since I've made such a stupid internet mistake (Shorty PJs, notwithstanding), so I reckon I was due. But, again, aaargh!

Story of my day.


Anonymous said...

Hey Homer,

What about that e-mail I sent you? The family has decided that we will do the Christmas party at your place this year.

What say ye, ole shorty pj?



MaryB said...

You think the bully Bartow clan is ready for a Spanish Harlem Christmas? Hm. It's a thought, longjohns, it's a thought.

Em said...

Oh Mary, I feel your pain. I did that only once...and learned my lesson. Cause it accidentally went to my boss! OUCH.

MaryB said...

Well, em, fortunately I didn't write what I really wanted to say, which was to quote Henry II: "Will no one rid me of this troublesome priest?" :-O

Joy Des Jardins said...

Oooo, that moment when you realize what you did....painful. Your heart stops for a don't breathe, your brain is frozen. I bet 'someone' is going to be a LOT more careful from here on out. We've all lived through it Mary....and laughed.

MaryB said...

Yes, Joy, I promise to be more careful from now on. And I guess I'll get around to laughing about it once the cold chills abate!

Liz said...

Oh no! How wise of you to carefully phrase the email though!

A similar thing happened to me in a meeting yesterday. I was only there to take notes but laughed out loud at one point because I thought the man speaking was joking in his response: he wasn't.

We must meet some time on the path named 'whoops, I've done it again.'

Winston said...

OMG! MaryB, I am shocked! I have not done anything that stupid since ...since ...I've never done anything that stupid. Shame on you, you evil, wicked, stupid person.

There... I feel better now. Thanks...

Two rules:
1. Don't sweat the small stuff.
2. It's all small stuff.

chux said...

oooh yes been here plenty of times! Me and a good friend from work got pulled into a meeting with the company IT Director after one of these 'mistakes'. Thankfully the fella had a good sense of humour, but there were a handful of managers who wanted one of us to go.
You live and learn eh?....well actually no, I still make the same mistakes even today!

MaryB said...

Liz - I wish I had a buck for every time I'd done that. I'm always laughing at someone who's completely earnest with some daft notion.

Winston - suitably shamed. :-*

chux - yes, as much as I declare at this particular point in time that I will NEVER goof up an email again, you know and I know it's going to happen again someday. Ah, me.