Friends don’t let friends email while tired. I should have had someone helping me out this morning while reading my messages at 7:15 am.
Youngest Son’s hockey coach emailed all of the team parents about various things including not coaching your child from the stands. I agree 100% and I had *meant* to forward his message to Hockey Husband with a note asking him if he coached through the glass and saying that I wish that guy had been our coach last year. So, guess what? I hit “reply” instead and then send. I just sat there, realizing what I had done. Crap…too late.
It’s not that I said anything negative. In fact, it was a compliment. That being said, I still had to email the coach back, apologize for being a doofus and explain what I meant. He emailed back with a funny response, but it would have been a whole lot less complicated if I had just clicked the right button.
It made me think of an incident that happened at one of my jobs around 15 years ago, when email was fun and people were testing it out. We got a company wide email from the CEO and some woman responded back (to the whole company, of course) with a nasty note attached about her supervisor. Oops. It would appear that she forgot to click “forward” too, except the result of that was a bit more severe. We didn’t see her in the staff lounge anymore.