I realized today that it has been five months since I've blogged. I knew
it had been some time, but I didn't realize that it had been THAT long. I have no excuse or explanation except that time just
got away from me.
I'm hoping that everyone's holiday celebrations
were wonderful and that 2014 will be prosperous and joyful for all.
first blog of the year is going to be not necessarily a slap on the hand, but a reminder that should really go without saying--probably
all of us have been guilty of it at one time or another, so the reminder is really something we all need to think about --
maybe even make it a a New Year's resolution. BE CAREFUL OF WHAT YOU WRITE ON THE INTERNET, AND BE DOUBLY CAREFUL BEFORE HITTING
THE SEND FOR THAT EMAIL, TO BE CERTAIN THAT YOU ARE ACTUALLY SENDING IT TO THE CORRECT PERSON !!!
I have been guilty of "replying all" when I should have just "replied." Doing
so was not a big embarrassment, but an embarrassment--still the same, and a followup apology to the recipient that should
never have received the email. A couple lessons learned -- I really try not to say anything in an email that I wouldn't say
to someone's face, AND I *always* double check that I am writing to the person that I'm supposed to be writing to.
Another thing -- the world is filled with different personalities, and I honestly don't
believe that we were all meant to be friends. I have a handful of people that I've run across in my lifetime that I avoid
like the plague. We are just too different, and I just don't have a desire to be around them. Does that make me a bad person?--I
believe it makes me an honest person. Then there are people that I would never choose as a friend, but I try to be cordial
anyway -- I'm sure we all deal with both types of people. Today I received an email that I wasn't supposed to have gotten
-- but the email was *about* me. Hmmmm. Is it eavesdropping to read an email that was sent to you, but was intended for someone
else, and discussing you by name in the body of the email? The writer and I are "those two cordial people" that
put up with one another. The email wasn't really bad, although in the past I probably would have gotten mad and emailed it
back asking "what's this?"--although today I simply deleted it without doing anything. I'm sure the sender, by now,
has realized her mistake and worried what I'm going to do -- which maybe her worry is my justice.
Long blog short, make sure that not only what you are writing is something you really want to be seen
and read, and more importantly, be doubly certain you are *sending* it to the right person.
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