Thursday, November 6, 2008

Damn You, Mr. Krueger

Some things are like scar tissue. They never go away. Four years ago, a very VERY nice lady where I work was dying. My manager at the time, with whom I was very friendly and to whom I cracked many a cheesy joke, sent out an email to the department regarding this nice lady's current state of health, and it wasn't good. The email went something like this: "Please keep Ms. Krooger in your prayers. She isn't expected to live through the weekend." We had been getting regular updates throughout her illness and this was expected, but still a horrible shock to read in an email. So I replied to my manager "Any relation to Freddy Krueger?"


Four minutes later, a coworker and friend yelled "DUDE! YOU SENT THAT TO EVERYONE!!!!" I had hit Reply To All when I replied to my manager. I frantically attempted to recall the email and managed to retrieve about a third of them. But the bulk of the department had already opened the email.

Nothing was ever said to me. I think it was too despicable an event to ever be spoken of again. Though once every three or four months, that friend in the office sends me an email "Any relation to Freddy Krueger?" Making sure I'll never forget. As if I'd ever.

5 comments:

Grim said...

Sounds completely like something I would do. Great story!

Jon said...

This is very funny. Unfortunately, however, I can't enjoy a laugh. I have a knot in my stomach from being reminded of all the times I've made a spectacular jackass of myself.

Bones said...

Wow, I hate it when that happens. That must have been horribly embarrassing.

I did something similar once, when I was new to a job back in 1998. But thankfully it was a legitimate concern over access privileges on the network and not something that could be misconstrued... I was still pulled aside and told not to do it again though.

Man, somehow I suspect you'll never live that one down there. I'd be kicking myself furiously.

Nev said...

Ahhh yes, how to earn a rep at work with one easy click of a button.
...but seriously, was there any relation?

STOLLOWEEN said...

I cringed and laughed at the same time...I think everyone has things that they wish they could go back and undo....I know I have a few (ok, maybe more than a few)