Original post at http://www.liturgynerd.com/2012/12/ah-email.html
Is there anything that can get us in trouble in ministry more than email?
I think half of the conflicts I've been involved in in the last 8 years of professional ministry can be traced back to email. From typos, to misunderstandings, to copying the wrong person ... Email is just a trip.
Just this morning our youth pastor asked me to send out a quick email to our choirs to plug a youth fundraiser dinner coming up this weekend. No big deal, right?
I send out the harmless thing, and then I start getting the bounces, from an email address of one choir member who's email I know is incorrect. I get 15 bounces. Then I get an email from my assistant:
I don't know if you are aware, but you just sent 14 concurrent emails with the same text.
There are good people at this church.Those were great emails. It took all of them for me to decide what to do. Then it finally dawned on me that I had purchased the tickets and [my wife] had already made my decision. So-I deleted all 27 emails. HaNo Big Deal![husband]
Any email bloopers you would like to share with the world?