We’re only twenty four posts into this project, and already I have discovered a major flaw in my premise: most of my day, most days of the week, is spent at work, which means that most of the funny things that happen to me are either confidential or too embarrassing to someone for me to publish. So much of what I blog has to with children, who know nothing of confidentiality–they announce loudly each trip to the bathroom–and won’t know whether I’m blogging about them anyway.
But I can’t keep this up. I simply must find a way to write about the rest of my day. So here is technique #1: Make it anonymous. As long as the person about whom I write would not be annoyed to know I found his or her foible funny, then I can change the names and blog with impunity. (Technique #1.5: Never mention this blog to anyone at work.)
So from today:
An administrator within my place of employ wrote a follow-up e-mail to a very promising potential employee: “We are still quite untested in your visiting.”
A colleague who received a BCC on this e-mail pointed out the mistake, so the aforementioned administrator sent a revised e-mail: “Sorry about the typo. I meant to write that we are still quite intersted in your visiting.”
I imagine the promising potential employee found the whole thing quite intersting, but is probably himself still untested about visiting an institute of higher leaning with such an intestine grasp of spilling.