A good friend of mine made the mistake of putting his funny, clever, stupid thoughts in an email. He then continued to not think and sent it out to twenty-five of his closest friends.
His first mistake: No one in Advertising or politics has twenty-five close friends. Second, the gossip mill began.
Unfortunately he paid the ultimate consequence…no he didn’t die…his job.
May it be a lesson to all of us, pick up the phone and tell people what you really think of them. Comedy and voice inflections do not come through an email. They come through the phone or in person. I know this stupid computer is a great tool but luckily mine’s broken. Be advised things look worse in writing than they sound…like this stupid blog I’m writing now. There’s no way we can help our friend except remind him this isn’t the end of the world and a lesson learned is a valuable lesson. Kill the Rep!
We all need a laugh…hopefully this helps.