Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Did you check who you sent this too?

First let me just say a GIANT pet peeve of mine is when people hit reply to all on an email. It's often not the case that everyone on said email list needs to read the reply.

People, check, double check that your not hitting reply all.

Especially when your hitting reply all to an invitation to the monthly coffee hosted by the CO's wife and your calling her out on when she scheduled it and some other "drama" issues around the base. And you just aired all your dirty laundry and predisposition to be "the base" crazy wife to any and all wives on that list.

And no it was not me that hit reply all. I'm just sitting on the sidelines wondering what the heck is going on that I obviously know nothing about!

And shoot, maybe I'll actually go to this month's coffee.

But again, lets just go over this one more time. Check, recheck, and recheck again that you did not just hit reply to all.

24 comments:

  1. Oh. My Gosh. I am so glad that wasn't you! Poor woman.

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  2. I consider "reply all" to be a weedout tactic. Those who usually reply all to emails are people who get moved down my list.

    When I was working for D3ll, there was a guy who used it so much that we made a screen shot of his email program and removed the reply all button and then pasted it over his email screen when he stepped away for a moment. Man, did he flip when he couldn't find it!

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  3. i think the reply all button should be forever deleted!! it gets people into way much trouble.

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  4. Thank god you didn't do that, although I feel for the woman that did I can't deny that it's amusing!

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  5. First off I think you should go. Second the only time that has come in handy in my life is when its family inolved esp with my grandma right now. reply to all can get you in a lot of trouble.

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  6. Sounds juicy, maybe you should go to that coffee...

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  7. That is embarassing.. but, really, maybe you should go to the coffee... it has got to have something interesting going down.

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  8. *evil giggle*

    I never use that button. I'm even so horrid as to "clean" emails I forward or answer so there is no unnecessary crap in there to clog the interwebz with.

    For the first time I actually wanted to call you up so I could hear what the whole thing was about. Yeah, I vote you should go to the coffee.

    You have/are surviving, I am happy to see this ;)

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  9. Actually going to a coffee??

    Wow I couldn't get myself to do that... I dunno why. But kudos to you!

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  10. I bet that woman who sent the email to everyone is freaking out! Glad it wasn't you!

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  11. You have to go to the Coffee now!! Than you can report back to us about it all! hahaha!

    I agree there should be no such button as reply all.

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  12. reply all drives me nuts.

    I hate bcc though. Seriously, so annoying.

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  13. Haha, I have received a few of those kinds of emails. Once someone accidentally replied to all the other women in my church about how her son was not allowed to hang out with someone else's daughter (both teenagers) because his homework was suffering. Yikes; I would have been mortified if I were him.

    Your email, however, sounds like quite the interesting read...

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  14. Oh how embarrassing...Definitely glad it wasn't you!

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  15. Ouch...that poor lady. Do you know how many times I have heard of someone losing their job over this?? Gotta pay attention to detail!

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  16. I just gotta tell you...
    I'm going through a rough TDY and reading your blog always puts a smile on my face. No matter what you write you make it so lively.
    I remember a past post when you wrote something about someone visiting your blog for help because of the search that they did and ended up on your site and I got to thinking that I stop by here almost every day to see what silly things your dashes have done or what crazy things happen in your little world. And most importantly how you get through those days with out your hubby.
    …thank you
    because you help me!

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  17. You should go to the coffee and take notes about all the drama and then tell me all about it!

    Obviously I don't get out much...

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  18. This cracks me up! I hate the reply all, as well. I hate it when I receive emails that way. I always hope it's an accident (as it sounds in this particular case) but usually suspect there is some passive/aggressiveness going on! Yikes!

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  19. the only time I hit reply all is when I am forwarding a snopes link to some stupid forward that wasn't checked first. This way, EVERYONE who was messaged knows it's a hoax. I don't forward much...

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  20. oh, crap. haha, i keep thinking, what if i become that person that the mrs. always warns me about? i'm not sure why i'd wear PJ's to the commissary, and i don't get e-mails from the CO's wife, but still. it haunts me.

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  21. *GASP* How horrifying! I'm always to terrified that even just hitting reply (not all) will somehow cause a mishap and will send to all, even if it doesn't look like it will when I hit send.

    Needless to say, I copy and paste into a new e-mail. I will NOT be that woman! ha ha... let us know how the coffee goes down this month!!

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  22. I hate that, it's a pet peeve of mine too!

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  23. LOL. Reply all drives me crazy unless it's needed to coordinate with multiple people. I think gmail makes it more bearable as it stacks them all together and doesn't flood the inbox.. :)

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