Wednesday, March 25, 2009

I let the cat out of the bag, then it peed on the floor

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.


A Trip Down Crazy Lane: said...

lol, it is funny tho. I am not sure what a good gift would be. Hmmm....

Once, someone sent an email that was supposed to go to me but went to our boss instead. And the funny part...the email was about our boss..and it was not a very nice email. OOPSIE

If it makes you feel any better, I left the iron on all day yesterday when I wasn't home...and it was sitting on the floor due to my no-where-can-be-found ironing board. I coulda burnt down the freakin house!

Spaghetti Fields said...

I have an extra ironing board... you can have it.