Friday, April 02, 2010

This is How We Do It

1. Write long email asking large favor of not-quite-close-enough-to-be-called-friend.

2. Upon hitting "Send," realize you forgot to write "Thanks!" Grab it in outbox and attach thanks.

3. Watch email go out as you click "Send" for the second time. Check "Sent" file. Note you've now sent long email asking large favor twice, once with "Thanks!" and once without.

4. Think about sending third email to apologize for the second email. Decide that might qualify as stalking.

5. Chew on cuticles and wonder if you ever had measurable social skills.


Blogger Sara J. Henry said...

At least you didn't painstakingly fill out your application to an important writing organization, carefully fax it in to beat the deadline, then glance at your fax receipt and realize that your combo printer/fax machine had emblazoned METROHAVEN OF LOVE across each faxed page, a programming remnant from the former owner.

I chewed my nails for a bit and then emailed the recipient and fessed up, because the alternative would have been far worse.

And then called Epson and figured out how to unprogram the fax machine. And swore to stop buying refurbished equipment.

11:46 AM  
Blogger sherry stanfa-stanley said...

I'm sure your social skills are more than adequate. The damn computer, as always, is to blame.

I once sent a funny, rather personal and slightly inappropriate email to a couple friends, from my office email address. Only after I hit Send did I realize I also accidentally sent it to a group list--for our entire board of trustees...

7:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For some reason this reminds me of the Seinfeld episode when the gang bought an expensive gift for a not-so-close friend's wedding, but then the wedding was called off. They told Elaine that she had to call the ex-fiancee to get the gift back because that was her "thing." Calling complete strangers and demand that they return expensive presents was Elaine's thing.

Apparently, your thing is getting yourself in awkward situations with not-quite strangers.

Keep up the good work!

8:49 PM  
Blogger rabbi neil fleischmann said...

i love the chew on cuticles detail.

7:16 PM  

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