Engaging my brain before I open my mouth is not one of my strong points, but I had thought I had mastered the art of engaging my brain before hitting send when I type an e-mail. Apparently not.
Having spent weeks chasing a manager in the US for some information, he finally got back to me just as I was on my way out the door. Knowing I would still have his attention if I replied straight away I pinged back a mail without really thinking.
‘Thanks for the stats. Will work on them when I get back and send and questions on to you – just on my way out to go pole dancing now.’
I can’t complain I guess. He did reply straight away. The response?
For the record:
It is pole dancing lessons I go to, not a second job to help with the mortgage. In fact, the only way I could make money from it is through the comedy value that people may get from watching an uncoordinated elephant attempting to do tricks
- It is not even a little bit attractive to watch (as has been said of the spectacle: ‘how is it possible to look more sexy in your pyjamas than you do when you get within two feet of the pole?’)
- It is an exercise class so I wear trainers, shorts and t-shirt. Nothing any more erm…revealing than that.
I just wish there was a way to slip those details into a mail to the manager in case he has a very wrong idea of me now. But I have a feeling it may make the situation worse so for once I will engage my brain and keep quiet…:o)