Tuesday, January 11, 2011

A funny thing happened on the way through Outlook...

My email Inbox at work is a bit of a mess. Saturday I went in to catch up and responded to (and deleted) 40 messages therein in a couple hours, making a teeny dent in the backlog. I'm typically on the phone all day, and all this is by way of an excuse for the fact that sometimes I read the contents of an email without ever even glancing at the subject line-- right down to the meat of the matter, I say.

And so it was on Monday morning, when flipping down to the next message in line, one of the company higher-ups (who has a ranch, this being Texas and all) messaged the whole comp'nay to say that there were 4 white fluffy bunnies available to whomever should want them.

This time, I didn't resist and hit "reply to all" and sent the simple message "are these fryer size?"

A friend in another department said that a sort of shudder whooshed through their office when that email hit the in-boxes and someone muttered "oh, phlegmmy, NO."

It was only after I'd sent it that I grokked the subject line - I need to find a home for 4 pet bunnies.

Uh. *blink* *blink*

Shrewish, surly woman from another department marched over to say what a horrible person I am. So I recognize rabbit for the delicious little beast it is. So I don't have time to read the subject lines on email before replying to all. Does that make me a horrible person?

I think not.

13 comments:

Tarb said...

HAHAHAHAHA! Oh Phlegmmy, that is so awesome! Embarrassing, yet awesome!

DaddyBear said...

So, when will you be taking possession of Stewie, Hasenpfeffer, Roaster, and Fricasee?

Ambulance Driver said...

Were they Fwicaseein wabbits?

Joshkie said...

So were they?

Sarah said...

Hey, double-fried rabbit is good eatin'. Too bad my sister's pet rabbit is one of those breeds that just isn't meaty enough to be worth the effort. *grin*

Old NFO said...

LOL- I'd have done the same thing! :-)

Shannon said...

Even the most Peta minded person should be able to appreciate that...some people are just so sensitive!!

Rabbit said...

NOOOOOO!

BGMiller said...

Tony Bourdain's Les Halles Cookbook has a recipe involving rabbit. It is neatly broken down into sections labeled "Prep the Bunny" and "Cook the Bunny" and such like.

It is also the only cookbook I have ever seen that used real kitchen language. Also known cursing, swearing, etc.

BGM

MiniKat said...

My husband constantly refers to his favorite of the pet rabbits as tasty.

"Wiggle your nose if you're a tasty bunny, Tempie. See she agrees with me!"

Once he put her in the wok and carried her around in it. Since then it's been called "the bunny transportation device." It's also cooked up some yummy wild rabbit...

phlegmfatale said...

Tarb - Glad you liked it!

DaddyBear - Looks like I'm only getting one of them

AmbulanceDriver - they WILL be

Joshkie -watch this space-- I'll be showing the meal soon, I'm sure...

Sarah - That is a pity

Old NFO - you gots good taste!

Shannon - I was, uh, half joking

Rabbit - they was reg'lar bunnies, not of the swamp variety

BGMiller - I love Bourdain's cooking and shows so I'm sure I'd love the books.

I got called a Bunny Boiler at work today, btw. I corrected that I am a "bunny fryer."

Anonymous said...

Some bloggers give beer/tea drinkers a warning to prevent us from spewing the screen. Just a thought. No real harm done here doesn't appear.

ben

Skip said...

Never, ever hit Reply To All.:}