This morning the woman who has held the job since the begining here at the Valve Store(TM), from back when it was called the Plant Manager’s Secretary, sent out a little email missive to the plant’s distribution list:
Itís been great working with all of you. This is my last week here at ASCO. My last day will be Friday, March 28. My replacements name is Hannah B. Please make her feel welcomed.
You can now send Hannah everything that you have been sending to me. She will also be booking the conference rooms.
Iím going to miss all of you!!
Operations Administrative Assistant
Not long after, the typical well wisher hit the reply all button:
Kathy, we will miss you as well, thank you for all the support you have given me over the years
Then we got this one:
Good morning everyone! I found a pack of gum on my way out this morning. If you lost it I have it. Thx skh
Next came one from someone who was going to miss her very, very much, but didn’t know how to spell her name.
Cathy I will miss you so much
Doris b stockroom
Then the writer of the pack of gum email tries to recall it (which never, ever works.) I can’t tell whether that person thought they were replying to a different email, batcrap crazy or brilliant, because if they were offering themselves up as an example of the foibles of hitting Reply All, it worked, as no further emails came to the distribution list.