Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Why is there not an "un-send" button?

My Dears,

The past few weeks I've been sending my mother-in-law emails that were intended for my husband.

Just last night I asked her to fix the license plate on my car.

A few days ago I emailed pictures of our new front door. And I wondered why Chris never wrote back. (fortunately she's been awfully nice about the inadvertent emails: "oh, nice door!")

The problem stems from the fact the both of their names start with 'C' and they're two of my top email contacts. They also both have (somewhat) similar email addresses.

Basically, I start to type in Chris' email address, my provider guesses as to who I'm sending it to, and I neglect to make sure that it is, indeed, Chris. And not my mother-in-law.

My Dears, I've got to nip this one in the bud. Stat.

Zipping through the days in my normal absentminded mode is causing difficulties.

Time for me to start drinking coffee, perhaps?


  1. Ha! I needed that laugh. Especially the license plate. :)

    Maybe switch Chris to "husband". That way you can type that in instead?

    One of my first clients was the sister of my best guy friend in high school. So a few times I would write her, but actually sent it to him...He is Nick...she is Nicki! Luckily he passed my notes along to her, and they were both very understanding of my "blonde moment."

  2. Nick and nicki!? That sounds confusing! I'm just thankful I didn't let something really embarrassing out of the bag.

    I definitely like the 'husband' idea.

  3. Ha ha! I'm glad too that it was something as mundane as a license plate issue, and not something juicier!

  4. No kidding!!!

    Fortunately they're all fairly PC as I usually send them to his work email.

  5. I think Hotmail used to have an unsend sort of option. I understand the feeling. Whenever I send an attachment using my personal computer I'm always concerned that I'll attach the wrong file and end up sending something personal to a job or some other coach.