Okay, so maybe genetics is the larger problem there, but truly – email makes me pull my hair out sometimes. How many times have my wife and sister gotten into a tiff because of some misunderstanding in their email? I have literally lost count. It’s insane. Over and over, something is misunderstood, is a miscommunication, or simply forgotten. The last time this occured the problem was that one of them had simply failed to read the last sentence of the email before replying. And all hell broke loose.
So, when I received an email notification about a comment an old friend had left on my last post, you’d think I would have known better. You’d think I would have paused for a moment, really thought about it, then spent the five seconds needed to verify the message. The actual comment was this:
hey mike – its steve, long time no see. found your blog through facebook. it is very strange catching up with friends through their blogs. hope you are doing well and good luck stopping smoking!
Great message, right? No surprise, he was always a great guy. But what I read in the email was this:
hey mike – its steve, long time no see. found your blog through facebook. it is very strange…
So now I’m left wrapping my mind around the fact my writing is so uninspired old friends I haven’t spoken to in years have no problem telling me it’s strange. And the self worth question marks then start tip-tapping across the back of my neck. Doing a jig.
Steve, old buddy, it was damn good to hear from you. I think I’m going to delete my email account now.