Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Tamara embarrasses herself...

No, I'm not talking about my shameless plea for votes yesterday. This is worse.

We have some difficult clients. And we often joke about how difficult they are becuase it makes us laugh instead of cry. Yesterday, I received a press release I'd written back from client with changes marked. But the person who made them was obviously not English-speaking. But he or she reckoned that they had to change (I kid you not) EVERY single sentence in the release. And 90 % of the changes made no sense. Of course, I was irritated because it would take me more time to try to fix the release than it had to write it. So, assuming that it was my colleague, the account executive, who had forwarded the changes to me, I replied:

"These people would make Mother Theresa consider mass homicide."

Of course, you've guessed by now that it wasn't my colleague I'd sent it to, but the client.

Cringe!

I'm still blushing at the memory. Thankfully, the robot woman on the other end (she seriously has not demonstrated any sign of personality until now) seems to have developed a sense of humour overnight. She responded:

"Welcome to my world!"

Phew! So I then wrote back saying,"Hehehe… Hope they’re ok with the changes coming through. I’ve tried to tie everyone’s amendments together and make it flow nicely ;-) You’re doing a good job, *name* – at least we get clean copy in the end."

But still...

16 comments:

po said...

Eep!

phillygirl said...

Eep. That is cringe worthy! I did a similar thing a few weeks ago (to one of our particularly frustrating clients too!), but luckily my reply was quite neutral and the worst I did was refer to the client as "he". Naturally being the client he is, he responded with something along the lines of "Yes that is what he means" :P But when I clicked the reply button, my stomach flipped as I realised my mistake.

Thomas said...

Ha ha, wow. That's all I'm saying:)

acidicice said...

Totally blind!

Helen said...

oh no! I live in terror of doing something like that!

dizzblnd said...

How horrifying! So glad she had a sense of humor!

One time a co worker and I were talking about one of our supervisors on an IM, I accidentally sent this to HIS IM "his leadership skills, or lack thereof, leave a lot to be desired."

I made up a quick lie to cover saying we were talking about teacher at our kids' school.

The supervisors name was right under hers in the list, I told him I just clicked the wrong name. He believed me.. phew

Paula said...

Woah! deep. That's something to put on the blooper real of life. What a whoopsie!

The Jackson Files said...

he he. Have done this a million times!

The Jackson Files said...

he he. Have done this a million times!

Kitty Cat said...

Luckily she didn't take offense!

Spear said...

Have you ever started blushing whilst your eyes are closed. It is very weird since the bloodflow to your eyelids also increases, causing a sudden reddish glow.

Sass said...

Ooh...not too good. ;)

But you handled it like a pro, as did she.

Thanks for the chuckle.

Louisa said...

Mwahahaha! Well, at least you managed a good save?

Being Brazen said...

OH NO!!!!

But you have to look at the good side - I mean, you could have said worse...

:)

Jeanette said...

LOL that sounds like something I would say! Nice save

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