When the computer first came out, a lot of people had to get used to the new technology. Some of us caught on fairly quickly – my mother even took a typing course at the local college to get a feel for the new keyboard and the different keys. We used a typewriter in my family (mom wrote children’s books) so my sisters and I were already familiar with the keyboard itself.
But some people weren’t as lucky as us…and as a result, THIS happened! I can’t even begin to imagine what this poor widow was thinking as she read this email!! What would YOU have done?!
A Minneapolis couple decided to go to Florida to thaw out during a particularly icy winter. They planned to stay at the same hotel where they spent their honeymoon 20 years before. Because of their hectic schedules, it was difficult to coordinate their travel schedules. So, the husband left Minneapolis and flew to Florida on Friday, and his wife was flying down the following day.
The husband checked into the hotel, and unlike years ago, there was a computer in his room, and he decided to send an e-mail to his wife. However, he accidentally left out one letter in her e-mail address, and without noticing his error, sent the e-mail to the wrong address.
Meanwhile…somewhere in Houston, a widow had just returned home from her husband’s funeral. He was a Minister who was called home to glory after suffering a heart attack. The widow decided to check her e- mail, expecting messages from relatives and friends. After reading the first message, she screamed and then fainted. The widow’s son rushed into the room, found his mother on the floor, and then glanced up and saw the computer screen which read:
To: My Loving Wife
Date: Friday, October 13, 2005
Subject: I have Arrived!
I know you are surprised to hear from me. They have computers here now, and you are allowed to send email to your loved ones. I have just arrived and have been checked in. I see that everything has been prepared for your arrival tomorrow, and look forward to seeing you then. Hope your journey is as uneventful as mine was.
P.S. Sure is hot down here!
Oh no! This poor widow must have been terrified! Can you imagine what she must have felt reading this ominous email?! I bet her son read the email address and quickly realized that the email was just sent to the wrong person, but the shock was just too real to comprehend! I’m glad that she eventually shared this story – I laughed when I read the P.S.! No wonder she fainted!!
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