Thursday, December 21, 2006

Was it a blooper or a boo-boo?

No matter what you wanna call it, it turned CS’ ears red. A few evenings ago we were going through funny videos on the inernet (www.mojoflix.com) with CS’ dad, Kurt. Before we took off for Canada I had been looking through the immense number of videos and found one of a cat playing with his male organ. I laughed tears when I saw the video and that particular evening I wanted to show it to Kurt. After we watched it I thought it would be funny to download it. As we were using CS’ notebook we decided to download it via CS’ Gmail address. No sweat, easy to do, so I entered CS’ Gmail address and clicked the “send” button. All went well until the next window popped up with following information: “The mail has been sent succesfully to 14 addresses in your address book”. Hell no, this couldn’t be true??? We checked out CS’ Inbox on her Gmail account and found no list of recipients, so at that stage we still were under the impression no damage was done. We felt kind of relieved as CS used her Gmail mainly to sent rather large files for print to the companies suppliers. We wouldn’t know how they would react getting an e-mail with the remark to "check out this video…."

To make sure only CS received the video I decided to check out my mail accounts and found I received the video. Ooops! CS’ ears turned a bit darker red. She moved a bit restless on her chair but was darn determined when she told me: "Hey, look you. You sent the e-mail off, so you write an apology to the recipients”. OK, no sweat. I wrote the apology and when going through the recipients we found that also a real estate agent in the area had received this video. Ooops! We never met this lady before and short before we left for Canada, CS sent her an e-mail with the request to contact us and show a few houses in the area once we arrived in Canada. Wee, that’s a good start of new relationship! Anyway, I sent off the mail and had the first reply from Babs, who laughed her head off and had already posted the video. Thanks Babs! You’re a great sport. The next one to reply was Ginnie. Also here no harm done. I guess most people took it well and had a good laugh. One of the persons who didn’t reply yet and didn’t contact us yet is this real estate agent. I wonder why… I only noticed that the prices of houses in the area just went up by 20%...

As they say “you get one chance to make a first impression”, I guess I blew mine and will probably have to rely on the second one.

For all of you who haven’t received the e-mail and therefore missed out on the video, check it out here. Advise: parental guidance required, not suitable for viewers under 16! And, don't forget to turn up the volume as this makes the video complete.

Have a great day!

8 comments:

Haddock said...

LOL! that was a funny video. I guess real estate agents just do not have a sense of humour! :)

christina said...

Hee! I got it too but got the apology at the same time. You naughty people! :-) No harm done here either.

ritadaphné said...

Hello Canadienswiss!
Je te souhaite de très belles fêtes avec les tiens, au Canada.
Comme mon anglais est très mauvais,
je n'ose pas envoyer de commentaires...
Ritabisous.

Ginnie said...

If we can't take a joke, we're way too serious is all I can say. Now you have a real-case incident to share whenever someone asks you what your most embarrassing moment was! :)

BTW, there's more than one realtor in Canada, I'm sure. :)

Another thing: anyone who 'fesses up is a pretty darn-tootin' honest person that I'd want to be my friend! :)

CanadianSwiss said...

Haddock: I'm sure the real estate agent did have a good laugh, but I wonder if she'll admit it ;)

Christina: We laughed tears when we saw the video for the first time. I was really more worried about the business addresses it was sent to. :)

Ritadaphné: Merci et bienvenue à mon blogue. Ne t'en fais pas, tu peux commenter dans la langue de ton choix :)

Ginnie: You know, you're right. I always had to think about "my most embarrassing moment". Now I know one for sure.

Expat Traveler said...

i probably got it on my other email. too funny, reminds me of how we got red at the aquarium seeing a sea lion do that too!

Babsbitchin said...

Destiny! You were not meant to meet that realtor if she did not respond favorably, that's it and that's all. Another life lesson two-fold. Too funny but I know it had to be a bit painful. My son accidentally sent porn to my Mother, OMG, talk about the shit hitting the fan. But it's was a mistake and it's long gone. So, I do know how you feel. Now, have a good laugh and fagetaboutit!

CanadianSwiss said...

Babs: We will be meeting the realtor anyway on the 4th. I'll ask her when we're there, but my Dad knows her and she apparently has a very good sense of humour. Lucky us :)