Short and sweet…from on high

We have an instant message system at work which we use quite a lot for things that are quicker than, or just don’t require an e-mail.

It’s got me into all sorts of trouble over the years.  All contacts are listed in alphabetical order, you just click on one to open a window and start typing.  Unfortunately this has meant I’ve asked people the wrong things many times as I can’t touch type and look at my keys rather than the screen (including that time I meant to ask a good friend if he’d suitably misbehaved over the weekend with his girlfriend…and sent it to a business analyst I hardly knew in Asia…)

I’ve learned my lesson now and always make sure I know who I am talking to these days.  That doesn’t stop the typos though.  Last week, a colleague (who I don’t know very well) obviously wanted something from me, but went a little quiet after this conversation starter:


In fact, I didn’t hear from her for the rest of the day.

Ooops :o)

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4 Responses to Short and sweet…from on high

  1. KatieB says:

    I’m sad – in my inbox version of this post it said we have an instant massage system. It’s correctly down as ‘instant message’ on your web version, but I really would prefer an instant massage at work, if possible. Do something with your Pog powers to implement that pleeeeease?!

    • thepogblog says:

      Ah yes, another example of my ability to create typos that make sense but completely change the meaning of what I am saying! A friend pointed it out as soon as I posted it – if only we could have an instant massage system…I’m afraid even Pog power wouldn’t manage to pull that one off! :o)

  2. Paula says:

    You’re hysterically funny, and you’ve given me an idea. That’s a great response next time one of our clients wants something from us. we simply answer ‘I’m god … how can I help you?’ That should keep them at bay for a couple of weeks while they consider their next approach:-)

talk to me here , if you fancy :o)

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