As they say, “you gotta enjoy the little things in life.”

Well I do. Specifically, when people mistakenly respond to our News of the Day emails, thinking they’re answering something else in their email inbox. When that happens, I really start enjoying the little things.

For your enjoyment, I’ve pasted two of my responses when those mistakes took place. Sure, I could have responded to them by pointing out that they made a mistake, but it’s a lot more fun to assume that fate brought us together and just roll with it. In both instances I hoped they’d laugh, make this face, or just react in any kind of way. Sadly, neither of them responded back.

But at least now you know what happens when you mistakenly responded to me via email. :)

(P.S. Their names and emails have been changed. I'm not that mean.)


From: Stanley Cook []
Sent: Thursday, December 06, 2012 2:18 PM
To: news@
Subject: RE: Recruiter Sends Us Some Classic Can't-Come-In Excuses

let's do Tuesday, 10 am

From: Trevor Kupfer [mailto:trevork@]
Sent: Thursday, December 06, 2012 4:24 PM
Subject: RE: Recruiter Sends Us Some Classic Can't-Come-In Excuses

Tuesday at 10 am looks wide open for me. That should work great!

I can’t exactly remember what we previously decided to set up a meeting for, but I’m going to assume it’s to enjoy a cordial chat over the phone in which we talk about the most interesting aspects of what you do in the staffing industry. In that case, I’d be glad to “do Tuesday, 10 am.”

However, if by some strange happenstance this email reply was not meant for me, but instead was intended as an invite to some business buddy or potential client for hitting the links next week, then I am saddened. For that means we will never enjoy our cordial chat, wherein I was fully anticipating imbibing a cordial because I rarely use that word and for some reason when I do it makes me thirsty. So, vicariously, I won’t be enjoying a cordial chat OR a nice cordial, which was probably going to be cherry. And I’ll never learn the most interesting aspects of what you do in staffing. You could have the staffing story equivalent to “I-scaled-Everest-while-rescuing-a-baby-snow-mongoose,” and we’d never know. And, worse yet, our readers and fellow staffing professionals would never know.

So, pretty please, don’t do this to my cordial-craving lips or our readers’ story-hungry eyes. Please tell me our meeting for Tuesday at 10 am still stands.

It’s already marked on my calendar as:

“Let’s Do Date with Stanley Cook, from VSSILLC (which I’m guessing stands for Versatile Staffing Services Inside Long-Lost Calcutta)*

My phone number is listed below. I look forward to your call.

Thanks for reaching out!

* My personal calendar system allows for extremely long event names and details


From: Suzanne Monsrud []
Sent: Friday, January 18, 2013 2:05 PM
To: news@
Subject: RE: For Staffing Agencies, There’s No Escaping Obamacare

I just gave it to Ghita.  She will bring it to you after strike team.


Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROID

From: Trevor Kupfer [mailto:trevork@]
Sent: Friday, January 18, 2013 2:47 PM
Subject: RE: For Staffing Agencies, There’s No Escaping Obamacare

Hello Suzanne,

First of all, thanks for the update. I like people named Ghita, having met one once and liking her. I decided right then and there that all people named Ghita are most definitely nice. We worked on a group project in college. I think the class was American Indian History. She never brought me anything, though, so whatever your Ghita plans to bring me, I'm sure it will be nice. I like peppermints and most kinds of hats.

On the other hand, your mention of her bringing it to me after "strike team" has me fearing for my life. Maybe all Ghitas aren't nice. Or your Ghita is an alternate dimension Ghita. Does she wear the opposite colors of my Ghita or have menacing facial hair?

[caption id="attachment_18806" align="alignright" width="200" caption="Does this resemble Ghita?"][/caption]

And while I'm on the subject of questioning people who engage in "strike team," I'm not entirely sure I know who you are. And having had mixed experiences with people named Suzanne, I'm not sure I trust you. Do you wear opposite colors of Good Suzannes or have menacing facial hair? I'm sorry for coming off like the Spanish Inquisition (or any other nationality's inquisition -- I'm no racist). I realize from your email that "ucare," so you're probably a Good Suzanne. Then again, your surname begins like "Monster" and ends like "Rude," so maybe you're an alternate dimension Suzanne.

To summarize:
Thanks for the response.
Are you or Ghita from an alternate dimension?

Is the strike team going to come for me?
Do I know you?

If the answer to the last question is "no," as I'm certain it is, I apologize for wasting your time and accusing you of being an evil version of Suzanne. Also, apologize to Ghita for me.

Sent from my desktop computer machine

Tags: Business, Funny, Emails, Ghita, News of the Day, Ucare, VSSILLC