On Thursday evening I sat down to write Friday’s blog post when I noticed that there was a new post submitted by our dear, absent leader. I read through it. It was rather long and somewhat odd, the draft of minutes for a meeting at his work. “Well”, I thought, “this is interesting. I don’t quite get it, but how nice he submitted it”. There was no header photo or question. tim commented on Thursday about the “bait and switch” that our dear leader often used when writing posts, so perhaps this was something of the same.
I excitedly contacted VS and asked her to take a look and give her opinion. She thought that it was an error, and that he had mistakenly submitted something to us that should have gone somewhere else. She emailed him and he responded to let us know she was correct. He thought he was submitting his draft minutes to another Word Press account, but submitted it to the Trail instead. I deleted the errant post.
I recently encountered glaring errors in an evaluation I wrote several months ago that I have to submit to the court. I usually can trust my clerical staff to make necessary corrections when I proof read so that I don’t have to proof read it a second time, but the person who typed this particular evaluation was new to the process as well as to my handwriting when I edit. There were spelling errors that I know I asked her to correct that were not corrected before the report was uploaded into our medical records system. An entire paragraph was in the wrong place. My usual transcriptionist and I sat down and made the necessary corrections and entered an appended report into the system. Both versions will go to the court, and I will have to explain on the stand why there are two versions of the report. Nothing changed except the spelling errors and the location of the paragraph, but it is embarrassing all the same. I wish I could delete the whole thing like I did the errant post from Thursday.
Tell about your errors and mishaps and “oops” moments.