Before Cell phones came all standard with keypad lock - or at least before people started using that feature regularly - one could accidentally sit on one's phone, call someone, and they would hear everything going on without you knowing it.
I can't even remember to keep my phone on unless I'm actually meeting people somewhere. That has to be the ONLY reason I've never butt dialed someone.
Because today, TODAY I had adventures with "reply to all" feature in e-mail. Yes ... yessireee.
Mr. Zoom sent me an interesting e-mail by bcc. My dumb ass was doing far too much not working all at one time to realize I'd chosen the "reply to all" feature and then I typed out my normal, sass heavy reply.
That got delivered to HIS BOSS, and the entire department he works with. THANK THE HELMET GODS that the contents of both the original e-mail and my reply were non-sensitive, easily swept under the desk type topics. I did elicit some raised eyebrows, but as far as this kind of boo boo goes, I probably made it with the best possible e-mail if it was destined to occur.
That doesn't help the "want to puke" feeling I'm currently shaking hands with, however. Mr. Zoom assures me that while being an unfortunate occurrence, the damage is minimal. All I have to do is buy certain people's forgiveness. And I will.
Forgiveness is now on lay away, and I'm just praying my receipt does not arrive via e-mail.