I am sitting here at the computer contemplating jumping out of the window onto the street below. Ultimately, I'll abandon the thought since my office is on the second floor; I would only be maimed.
I just wrote the funniest article about something that is going on in my life. I read it out loud to my sister/assistant and my graphic design goddess. It made them laugh out loud and they both know it is all true, so it's even better.
I was sending the document to the art department and even though I saved the damn thing, I evidently pushed something and poof! It disappeared. A little while ago, after much trying, it was deemed irretrievable by the IT department.
I am so sad because I love writing for you each week and this was an especially good one. From now on I will print out what I write before I attempt to send it electronically. I am not crazy about computers and they feel the same about me. I am so sorry. I made some notes and I will try to re-write it for next week.
I know we all make mistakes but this one really hurt. You are now stuck drinking a good cup of coffee and reading this pitiful letter instead of a funny article.
The great philosophers have written much about making mistakes.
Alexander Pope's line is probably the most famous.
"To err is human, to forgive divine."You do forgive me, right?
Winston Churchill wrote,
"All of us make mistakes, but only the wise learn from their mistakes."I learned... I promise you.
But I think it was one of my favorite comedians, Ron White, who said it best.
"You can't fix stupid."