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.
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?!
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)
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:-)
Well, if we take this as a test case, Paula, I think we can assume it is a complete success as a delaying tactic! :o/