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09/16/2002 Entry: "ooops, I meant 'forward'"

One of my favorite things in life is watching people screw up. Even better when they are jackasses and whatever they did comes back to haunt them. E-mail and mistakes with the whole "reply/forward" thing really opens some great doors for this, proven by this little exchange. This has been floating around the web for about 10 days now and I'm pretty sure LOTS of people have pointed out Mary's little 'mistake' to her, but don't let that stop you.


HERE'S THE ORIGINAL E-MAIL SOME DUDE SENT , I ONLY DELEATED PERSONAL CONTACT INFO OF THE INNOCENT:

>From: Tripp Murray
>To: Mary B Callahan
>09/05/2002 10:01
>Subject: AM
>
>So are you off to the Bon Jovi show tonight in Times
>Square? Sounds like
>it is going to some turnout. What division of audit
>are you in for PWC?
>Are you heading out tonight? A friend of mine is
>leaving for MBA School in
>France so, he is throwing himself a going away party
>at Park, ever been?
>What are the plans for this weekend, recovery from
>the long weekend or
>adding just a little more hurt to the situation?
>
>TTFN,
>
>Tripp Murray
>Associate
>---------- Corp.
>One ----- ----- Plaza
>--th Floor
>New York, NY 10---
>(Tel) 212---------
>(Fax) 212---------


AND HERE'S THE NEXT MESSAGE SHE SENT:


>From: mary.b.callahan@us.pwcglobal.com
>Sent: Thursday, September 05, 2002 10:48 AM
>To: tmurray@-------.com
>Subject: All time low
>
>
>Ok first -- here is the e-mail I received from
>Tripp, the new guy I met
>last week. If you want to go out, perhaps we can
>get him to pay for drinks
>at the Park. Since we have not slept together, he
>will of course be trying
>to impress me and will, therefore, do anything I
>ask. Unlike John, who
>fell asleep during sex last night. I went over to
>his place last night
>around 11:30. We started having sex. When I
>noticed his eyes were closed
>for a little too long, I said "John wake up." At
>which, point he shot up
>saying "what'd I miss." Yes, I think that is a new
>low.
>
>Let me know about tonight. I think you need
>company.


BUT.... OOOPS!:


>From: Tripp Murray >To: chris.cattani@-----------.com
>Subject: FW: All time low
>
>
>Please, read my email first. Then read her email, I
>think that she was
>forwarding my email to a friend but hit reply
>instead. You will love this


THIS GUY SENT IT TO THAT GUY, THAT GUY SENT IT TO THIS GUY:

>From: Levin, Mark [ mailto:mlevin@-------------.com
>Sent: Friday, September 06, 2002 11:03 AM
>To:
>Subject: FW: you can never be too careful....
>
>
>this is hilarious...read from the bottom up
>
>Drop what you're doing and read this. The following
>is an exchange between
>a friend of a guy that sits on our desk and a girl
>he took out on a date --
>read from the bottom up. oh my lord.


AND SO ON:

>From: "Campbell, Jessica C"
>To: lots of people
>Subject: FW: you can never be too careful....
>Date: Fri, 6 Sep 2002 11:18:07 -0400
>
>i just can't help but forward. i have a feeling this might turn into one
>of those things that gets written up in the nyt.


AND STARTED MAKING IT'S WAY AROUND. I'M GUESSING HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE SAW IT BEFORE IT FINALLY LANDED ON THE DESK OF SOMEONE WHO WAS KIND OF ENOUGH TO BUST MARY AND CC ME ON THAT MESSAGE. HERE'S HIS E-MAIL.

From: "Jon Edwards"
Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2002 12:00:40 -0700
To:
Subject: Subject: All time low

Hi Mary,

I wanted to thank you very much for the light reading today. Working in
email administration, the majority of mails I receive are work related
and lack the light hearted banter and nature of the mail that you
inadvertently forwarded to Tripp (did you know that Tripp is the name of
one of the new characters on Enterprise, showing at 8pm EST on
Wednesdays on UPN?) A suggestion for future reference, however: Email
travels at speeds greater than FedEx or UPS, and unlike letters sent
through the postal service, is very rarely lost. If you are using
Eudora, I would suggest dumping it for Outlook XP SP2 and utilizing the
wonderfully clear 'To:' column to verify the recipient of your
forward/reply. Another useful tip is that when forwarding a mail, you
will always need to enter a destination address - if you're not prompted
for said address, more than likely you've replied instead of fowarded.
Hilarity ensues for all but the sender.

Incidentally, did you get him to buy the drinks? I've wagered some
money on this, and, well, I'm buying a car and the office pool is pretty
big right now......

On a more serious note, I hope that John seeks medical attention for his
narcolepsy. It is a very serious condition that can be very dangerous,
especially when operating heavy equipment or motor vehicles. I would
assume that it would be a medical condition that would lead to his
losing consciousness during an after-hours act which is supposed to
speed up the heart and trigger endorphins as well as stimulating the
adrenal glands of an individual.


Best Regards,
Jon
(note: absent the 'h')


Replies: 1 Comment

This is funny...I got a good laugh out of this one. I know a few people (some in the computer engineering) who have made this mistake one too many times. Luckily, I have not.
By the way, the Angel guy is David Boreanaz.

Posted by Melanie @ 09/19/2002 08:37 AM PST

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