Did you ever get an email from someone and wonder if they were drunk when they sent it?

I have one of those in my inbox right now. It's work related. I'm sitting here scratching my head trying to figure out what this person is talking about. I called my immediate supervisor. "Am I missing something?" I said to him, as he picked up the call which had been forwarded to his cell phone so very nicely early in the am.

Since he was dressing and not near a PC he has no idea if I'm missing something or not. He's looking in to it. I'm resisting the urge to respond to this very high-level person who sent the original email until I talk to mid-level guy. I'm holding off because I'm sure my reply of "Huh? What the hell?" is going to get me in trouble.


Daughter In Law said...

yes. I think many times people change their mind when typing by just keep going stream-of-conscious style. Very comfusing. This one lady used the elipse as "virtual breath" she would hold down the dots until the next thought popped into her head. How do I know? I asked.

kenju said...

I had a post recently about how you can't really tell the true meaning of some written matter, and so you must give the benefit of the doubt to that person until you can talk to them face to face - or on the phone. He/she may have had a brain freeze....LOL

Michele sent me.

Linda said...

I get those all the time...I wonder what people are THINKING when they write? Probably multitasking and not paying attention to the things being written.

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MJ said...

Your strategy sounds perfect, its too easy to make an assumption and hit the send button, 'cause you can never get that email back...

'Course, happy-drunk emails between friends can be fun, same with blogposts!