Ketchup stain sparks e-mail flurry: A secretary at a London law firm accidentally spilled ketchup on the pants of a senior associate of the firm. He sent her an email asking for £4 to have his pants cleaned.
She responded with wonderful sarcasm and CC’d some people, who forwarded it to others, and it was sent throughout the entire London legal community over the course of a day. The senior associate now looks like an idiot.
[The secretary wrote, ] “I apologize again for accidentally getting a few splashes of ketchup on your trousers. Obviously your financial need as a senior associate is greater than mine as a mere secretary.”
She wrote that she had told various partners, lawyers and trainees about his e-mail and they had offered to “do a collection” to raise the cash.
“I however declined their kind offer but should you feel the urgent need for the £4, it will be on my desk this afternoon.”
Be careful what you email. It wasn’t worth the $7.32.