It’s become a little game that is played in the office, and if one is not careful, they will get e-mail bombed. It’s happened to a few people already, and I’ve been caught off guard a couple of times myself.
The first e-mail bomb I served was a simple sentence:
“I’m a pretty princess”
And someone with quick-wit quickly located a Disney Princess graphic and pasted that in an email noting the similar resemblance of the co-worker to the princesses in the picture Laugh #1
This was easily handed out to a co-worker who walked away from his laptop, leaving it unlocked.
I was summarily bombed the next day when I left my computer wide-open as I ran errand to either talk to somebody in their cube, or to run off to the restroom. My computer read:
“I’m a pretty foo”
To show great sportsmanship my coworkers decided to heap on again:
Here we are, the “Pretty Foo”
And of course this other “Pretty Foo”
It happened once more to me” Laugh #2. THEN I started planning revenge, Two philosophies to follow:
1) Vengeance is mine sayeth the Lord, I will repay – God in the New Testament, Romans 12:19
2) “Revenge is a dish best served coooold” – Khan, in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
I chose #2, and planned it for a long time – rehearsing in my mind what the next e-mail bomb I delivered would say. The timing had to be just right. I wanted to include a graphic with it, but knowing t Laugh #2ime was of the essence I just would follow the pattern of the past – post a reply re-enforcing the point.
So my turn was TODAY. My co-worker (a manager) was away doing a 1-on-1 with a team-member, and a college hire who likes to stir the pot announced to me, “you know what!?” …. yup, an empty cube with a wide open desktop. Here comes the e-mail bomb:
I’m a little manager short and stoutTip me over, P.H.B. comes out …
Damm… He Got me 🙂…