Foot Meet Mouth

I didn’t mean to do it.

Really, I didn’t.

Today, I got an email as usual from the Sheriff’s Office promoting another monotonous class they are putting on. Who cares?

Not me.

Did I need to tell the public information officer who wrote that? Uh, no.

So here’s what happened:

The press release came in and I thought I was forwarding it to my content editor.

I guess it wouldn’t have been so bad to accidentally send it out if it would have been just a question asking what we would want to do with the press release.

Instead, I decided to make my email a little more colorful, “My first impression was boring and brief. Yes?”

I hit send and then looked at the name in the “To” category. It wasn’t my editor, but it was too late.

I immediately sent a follow-up email saying sorry I sent the wrong email his way and then called and left a voice mail apologizing one more time.

I got an email back a few minutes later with one word: “Right.”

Uh-oh.

A few hours later, I got a call from the PIO who, thank goodness, said it was OK and he thought it was boring too. I think he was just saving face, but luckily he seemed alright.

In the future, I will be triple checking who I’m sending my emails to. Take my advice, be careful when emailing!

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One response to “Foot Meet Mouth

  1. Unfortunately everybody has been there, done that and has the red face to show it.

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