This is an email I send to exactly 636 of my co-workers:
“Dear Co Workers,
I am looking to borrow a corn hole set for next weekend.
Or, I would consider buying if anyone is looking to get rid of a set.
Within minutes of sending that email I got 56 emails that looked like this:
“REALLY, at work?”
“I’ve got a corn hole, but I doubt you want to play with it.”
Then my kind co-worker came over to ask me what I meant. I explained the game…apparently here they call it “Bean Bags.” FAIL.
So I sent this:
Dear Co Workers,
A colleague just informed me that I might have accidentally been offensive. I HAD NO IDEA, I am from the Midwest. This game is VERY popular. Apparently here you call this Bean Bag toss. My apologies.
This is what I am talking about:
Seconds later: ROLLING LAUGHTER across the building…I held my breath expecting my phone to light up with CALL FROM: HUMAN RESOURCES
More emails pile in:
“I have to say I was surprised by your first email and actually had no idea what you were asking for, but this clarification gave me the most satisfying laugh out loud I’ve had in a long time. 🙂 I hope after all the confusion you actually find the game you need.”
“Laughing so hard.”
They now call me the Corn Hole Girl…That’s CAPTAIN CORN HOLE to you!
WORSE YET, about 30 mins later 3–THREE people from a different company in town forwarded me this message for a laugh…without knowing I had sent it. EPIC FAIL.
Moral of the story? WIKI EVERYTHING.