Thursday, July 20, 2006

I Just Butt Dialed With My E-Mail

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.


Polyman2 said...

Well, now you discovered what
the "reply to all" feature does. Too bad it wasn't something really juicy to create great office gossip.

Unacknowledged Genius said...

gad, I wonder if I've ever done that!

Spin_Doc1 said...

I have never done the "reply to all" thing, but the other day I thought I had terminated a call to my father and didn't.. My friend asked me what my father wanted, and I told my friend "Oh, I don't know he was probably drunk and wanted someone to talk too." To my horror my father said "I don't drink" and hung up the phone!

AndyT13 said...

Oh dear. Oh dear oh dear. How come you didn't post the email and sass heavy reply? THAT'S what we want to see!

Aisha T. said...

*laugh* Ah, Zoomie, why am I not surprised. Thankfully, you said it was clean! Still....I completely understand the cringement factor here!

BostonPobble said...

I live in fear of the "reply all" button. Trust me, I understand!

Spider Girl said...

Yes, I believe empires have been brought down by that pesky reply-to-all feature. :)