Saturday, December 1, 2007

Moment of Ritual Humiliation

You know how Brenda Dayne has her moments of ritual humiliation on her podcast? Well, I had my very own earlier this week. I am copying a series of emails from earlier this week, removing names to protect the innocent. To help you understand the situation, know that I have a dear female friend who we'll call Chris Jones. Now start at the bottom of the email chain and read to the top... And then feel free to laugh at/with me.

From: Christopher Jones [mailto:chris.jones@xxxxxxx]
Sent: Tuesday, November 27, 2007 11:34 AM
To: Holly
Subject: Re: address

That is hilarious :-) And this female Chris lives/works in the DC area? You should forward my pictures to her so she can see what she would look like if she was Chris Hines the male (A big American Indian) hahahaha. And don't worry, I have only been getting email from you since the beginning of April, and Zoey is a cute baby so it is all good :-)

It is always best to have a kind response, we share this tiny little planet. So I try to be kind to all, as often as I can. Imagine that I was a bouncer for a long time :-) Although I was described as "the nicest bouncer ever". I will have to call the bouncers in Detroit and make sure you behaved yourself :-)

If you allow me to return the favor, I would like a X-mas card.


On Nov 27, 2007 11:20 AM, Holly wrote:

Hi Chris. Thank you for your kind response (and for not completely beating me down for being an idiot). I'm looking for my friend, who is jones.chris@xxxxxxx. I apparently got a little full of myself thinking that I had her email memorized!

And I checked the photo just to be sure, and I can confirm I do not know you. Although you do seem quite pleasant. There are a few bouncers who might know me, but they're all in Iowa City or Detroit.

Thanks again for being so nice to me. If you want, I can send you a Christmas card anyway!



From: Christophen Jones [mailto:chris.jones@xxxxxxx]
Sent: Tuesday, November 27, 2007 11:03 AM

To: Holly
Subject: Re: address


Now, I was wondering if there was some confusion.... but since the 60's were rough on my memories (and I wasn't even born then) I assumed that I knew you in some way, or thru a mutual friend. However the statement " I can't keep up with you, girl!" kinda proves that to be a misconception. I am a 34 year old man, and I haven't worked for the Government since 2000 (Census Bureau). I will attach a picture of me, if you know me, please tell me where from :-) I was a bouncer in DC for 6 years so you can imagine a few people know me that i don't quite remember (damn Jim Beam). If not you will probably delete me and I will miss the legal humor... I am an IT Tech and we have different humor :-)

Have a nice day...


The first photo is recent and the second was taken 3 years ago. Know me?

On Nov 27, 2007 10:28 AM, Holly wrote:

Are you still with the fed. Govt? I can't keep up with you, girl!


From: Christopher Jones [mailto: chris.jones@xxxxxx]
Sent: Tuesday, November 27, 2007 10:16 AM
To: Holly
Subject: Re: address

Actually, I don't work in DC any more (well i am interviewing to go back) I live in Martinsburg, WV and work in Chambersburg PA.

Home address is:

Unit XX
Martinsburg, WV 25401

On Nov 27, 2007 10:03 AM, Newell, Holly wrote:

Hey Chris:

What's your mailing address in D.C.?




My friends, the real "Chris Jones" included, have enjoyed laughing at my error. I'm just happy that I was emailing some kind soul. And heck, he said Zoey was cute, so that makes him a friend, as far as I'm concerned. But still, to think that this poor guy was copied on dozens of emails sent with pictures of Zoey and other emails in which several of us girls were complaining about the legal profession...

That's all for now. I'll leave you with a sweet Christmas picture:


weezalana said...

OMG, that is TOO funny! I find it really amusing too that he didn't say anything after getting the first email by mistake in April, and was just enjoying the ride!

hopalong682003 said...

He'll probably miss your e-mails. ;-)

Eryn said...

lol - that's hilarious!

And he's right - Zoey is VERY cute! ;-)

Georgiann said...

That is just crazy, but a good ending to a crazy story. I'm just glad he was kind and not creepy! And of course he is right about Zenbaby -- that one is the sweetest!

kemtee said...


Ya gotta love people with a sense of humor.

Soo said...

I like stories that reaffirm my faith that most people are good decent folk.

And I love that Christmas photo. So cute!

Criosa said...


hmm. I wonder if any of my friends are doing that and that's why I feel out of hte loop sometimes.