I’ll say it again: email can be evil. Emailing in the heat of the moment is like taking four shots of whiskey and starting a bar fight – you think it’s a good idea until 30 seconds later when you are in way over your head and regretting your last move. And let’s not forget the raging headache the next day.
Check out yet another example of why you should count to ten about 8,000 times before emailing in the heat of the moment. If you have something to say, say it in person. If that doesn’t go well, at least there is no damning evidence! My mother always told me not to write anything down I didn’t want anyone to see. This included a nasty note I wrote in the 11th grade about who? My mother. In my family, that was what we called NG – aka: No Good. I felt bad, she felt bad, it was bad. I do give her credit for taking the opportunity to share a lifelong lesson with me. And for still kindly laundering my school sweater where the evidence was initially found. Motherhood, like email, can be used for good or evil.
Have a horrible email story? Share it with me on Facebook. I promise not to tell your mother.