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This actually happened to me back in August......Betty
If you think a letter of the alphabet isn’t important---read on……..
We have a professional clown in our congregation named Tracey (name changed) also known as Janet…(name changed)….
We recently had a wedding at our church for a lovely young couple with a reception held in a Community House. Three other ladies and I coordinated the reception décor. Janet added wonderful touches with balloons galore….in arrangements and a canopy of balloons on the ceiling……
The night of the wedding I made lots of pictures of the decorations, of Janet and her family. I told her I would email them to her and she said fine.
Not having her email address, my husband, the church pastor, supplied me the address, Tracy…address…….. The next week I sent them to her. I sent one more email that I thought she would appreciate….The next day I received my email forwarded back asking me to remove her from my distribution list….there was my name and email address on it. I was completely shocked…..but I replied that I was sorry to have inconvenienced her by sending the wedding pictures and additional email and that I would delete her address from my address book.
The next day I received two emails…one was a message receipt request acknowledging that I had received the email and my forwarded email again addressed to me with my address…with a reply stating that she didn’t intend to offend me but she didn’t think we knew each other and how did I obtain her address.
Well, I had been in church with this lady for four years, sometimes sharing the same pew…I wondered what had come over her…..
I emailed her back that I was the pastor’s wife…..that he had given me her address. I once again apologized and assured her that I had deleted her address. This time I asked that a message receipt be returned to me…….I didn’t get another email nor the receipt and I decided she was too embarrassed to answer. I dreaded seeing her on Sunday, what would we say to each other?
Today, there were two more emails….a message receipt request and holding my breath I opened the second one….not knowing what to expect. Below is the message:
Somewhere along the line there’s been confusion. I’m not Janet so she probably hasn’t received any of the emails you’ve sent to…Tracy…..address……….If somehow she has the same email address I’d sure like to know that but I’ve been using this one for years and I’d be surprised.
My husband and I looked at one another in disbelief….as we checked her address everything was the same with the exception of one little tiny letter e that had been omitted when he sent me the address. That completely changed the entire address…..mystery solved. Bob is Tracy….the clown is Tracey, both have the same identical email address. If Bob had signed the first email this business could have been avoided. He only signed the last one Bob…..duh….
Well, in my last (hopefully) email to Bob I wrote:
Thank you for your response….to help figure out the puzzling puzzle.
The address I was given, inadvertently, had a typographical error changing the address to yours.
I thought that either she or I, one or the other, was losing our marbles…..we have been in church together for four years…….I’m so glad to have it straightened out before I see her tomorrow and look at her strangely…..
Sorry to have inconvenienced you. Thanks again for solving the mystery…..You are deleted….please delete me also.