So tomorrow is our Customer Service Manager's birthday- also the boss guy I sit right next to. He's in my team. Our group is getting him a gift card and bringing in little tid bits of joy to help him celebrate turning another year older. It WAS a surprise.
I emphasise WAS because someone sent me an e-mail asking if I was bringing in brownies. I responded to her and our "team" (which includes everyone- even the birthday boy). I just wanted everyone to know what I was bringing, but instead I let the cat out of the bag.
I felt so so so so so so bad about it! I could have just melted in my chair. It's a good thing these bodies have bones in them. I'm sure I partially did. I think my stomach is slightly flabbier because of this...
I'm sure the bossman would have let it slide and politely ignored it- but every team has an unpleasant fellow and of course OUR unpleasant fellow had to respond via e-mail- to the team (including the birthday boy) "Well now that he knows he may as well bring in something, too"
Ugh- could it possibly get any worse? I sent an apology out to to everyone in the group for my faux pas. Except for the birthday boy. I could have just crawled under my desk for the rest of the afternoon. I know my face had to be so red. I'm glad I wasn't wearing anything bright.
Of all people to do something like that it had to be me! I suppose it could have been worse. I could have sent it to "customer service" (which is the entire company). I have done something similar... meant to email OUR customer serice and accidentally e-mailed a vendor's customer service. I just didn't mention that to anyone at work. I suppose if they read my blogs they know now. FYI it was a LONG time ago- like when I was newer... 2007.
Well later I got a notice from one of my hotels in CT they will be testing thier fire alarms... I wonder if I will hear it.
I can't help but wonder if this was my sign??
Lesson: You've all heard this before- but make sure you know WHO you're sending your e-mails to, especially in a business. At least it wasn't porn or something!! *shew*
PS: Any suggestions on a gift/treat for "i'm sorry i messed up your surprise" would be greatly appreciated.