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?
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.”
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!