This morning a power cut brought down the servers, preventing me from posting my early morning news to the content management system (CMS) of the websites for which I write.
But that is nothing compared with the technical no-no yesterday.
A woman sent an explicit and personal email meant for her boyfriend to me by mistake.
Error: DO NOT READ
They realised as it swished out of their machine and sent another email instantly. They then felt the need to phone me and apologise and plead that I delete it and not read it.
Bizarrely, I only know this person having met her once a motorcycle tyre repairer and swapped details then.
I know a lot more about her now.
Check before you send
Instant electronic communication is great but how many of us have
- sent an email to the wrong person
- forgotten the attachment
- seen a spelling error too late
- calmed down and wished it had never been sent
Mind you, the email I received was the best so far. All I know is that somebody I have never met had a very nice birthday.