Technology Rocks… When It Doesn’t Suck


My thanks to Ann Montclair, whose post on this same topic inspired this one. Go check it out!

We’ve all had them…technology errors.

I’m not talking about when there’s a power failure and your Master’s thesis gets erased when you’re on page 168 (yes, that happened to me… M could hear me screaming down the street. Luckily for me, he’d just taken a forensic data recovery class and got all but one page back for me). I’m not talking about the emails that never make it to their destination through no fault of yours.

I’m talking about the stuff you do accidentally.

For instance, I’m addicted to texting. I love it. But I learned this lesson the hard way: always know precisely to whom you are talking. Check to make sure you know who you’re texting. For instance, after a disagreement with the hubster, I texted, “I love you so much. I don’t know what I’d do without you,” to him by way of an apology.

Only I sent that text to my boss.

No kidding. I’ve accidentally sent that text to friends, too, which was embarrassing but not that bad. You’d think I’d have learned. Alas, I am apparently not that smart. I had to text it to my boss before it got through my thick skull that I need to check to see who I’m texting.

Whoops.

I’ve also gotten the accidental texts. Once, I got a message from one of my coworkers, talking about what he wanted to do to his girlfriend’s…uh…naughty bits. And he didn’t use the term “naughty bits” either.

It was actually quite vile. Funny (because I have a sick sense of humor), but vile.

So, being who I am, I had to respond. I texted simply, “Uh, what?”

His response ran something along these lines: “OMG! So sorry! I didn’t mean to send that to you. OMG! I’m so sorry.”

I don’t think he ever looked me in the eyes again. Luckily, I didn’t last too much longer in that job. Because that would have been…awkward.

Do you have an embarrassing technology story, and would you care to share? Because I’d love to hear them. It’s always fun to know you’re not the only one.

–Meggan

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2 thoughts on “Technology Rocks… When It Doesn’t Suck”

  1. Several years ago I rushed to email an editor/ friend when I heard news of her impending divorce. My hubby and I had socialized with this couple quite a bit. I usually communicated with her via her work email, but also had her family email addy. Anyway, sympathy was sent with the click of a mouse.

    Only I sent it to the wrong address. Her family email.

    Turns out, she hadn’t to told her husband she was divorcing him. MAN, SHE WAS PISSED. Ripped me to shreds in her reply… and has not spoken to me since.

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