things that keep english majors awake

06/16/2011

i present to you the first edition (of many) things that keep english majors (at least this one) awake.

we have a separate email here at school.  it’s on a separate interface, not gmail or outlook or anything like that.  i quickly logged in today as i was dashing out to class and saw this message to the entire campus:

“Hey Everyone,

If you brought a road bike or mountain bike and would like to ride as a group, send along a message.”

my reaction?  heck yes! so, i hit “reply” to someone named kevin. i saw his name in the “To:” field, and hastily replied:

“I brought both!  Would love to.  Thanks!”

then my email showed up in the entire school mailbox. thud. i opened it back up and it turns out it automatically cc: the entire campus.  gosh, i hate being that “reply to all” person.

but that’s not the worst part.

the worst part is i included a terribly written sentence that ended on a preposition…to all the students, faculty and staff at the school.

the horror!  the humility!

a few other people have since “replied to all”.  but i’m the only one with crappy sentence structure.

dang.  rookie mistake.

gotta shake it off.

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One Response to “things that keep english majors awake”

  1. Melissa K. said

    I’m having a good chuckle at this post and wishing I could figure out how to end this sentence with a preposition. Just want to show my empathy. I’m loving reading your blog – it sounds like so much fun!

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