Without further adieu I would love to provide a few examples of things that give me headaches and make me want to throw my computer out of our 20-story building.
From: The President
Subject: The poster in the foyer...
Seems to be uneven....not sure if the tripod is set up correctly. If you have a chance to check and adjust that would be great. If it is going to be there until August, we may as well have it looking good :)
To: The Entire Company
From: The CEO
Subject: MEN'S ROOM WINDOW
I love having to do these types of e-mails...such granular stuff...but here it is...the men's room window is a drama to make work right. Please leave it CLOSED and do not, repeat, do not make any adjustments to the window. It looks bad, is hard to get back into place and frankly does no good to open. So thems the rules. Anyone caught breaking the rules will have to pee in their pants from now on.
From: The Boss
Could you please get me lunch from Cosi: a signature salad w/ extra pistachios and low-fat sherry vinagrette (on the side only) with whole wheat bread. Don't forget a fork from the kitchen and napkins. Thanks.
To: The Boss
Subject: 2008 events calendar
To access Google calendar you need to log into your Gmail account and then in the upper left hand corner will be a link that says "calendar". Click on this and all the events that I have created will show up.
From: The Boss
Subject: RE: 2008 events calendar
Mmmmm...this assumes I know how to log into my Gmail account WG2 :)
Yes, The Boss does not know how to use e-mail. Or Power Point. Or Excel. Or how to get her own lunch.