A lesson to be learned from typing the wrong e-mail address!
A couple from Winnipeg decided to go to Florida to thaw out during one
particularly icy winter. They planned to stay at the very same hotel
where they spent their honeymoon 20 years earlier. Because of hectic
schedules, it was difficult to coordinate their travel schedules.
So, the husband left Winnipeg and flew to Florida on Thursday, with his
wife flying down the following day. The husband checked into the
hotel. There was a computer in his room, so he decided to send an e-mail to
However, he accidentally left out one letter in her email address, and
without realizing his error, he sent the e-mail. Meanwhile, somewhere
in Toronto, a widow had just returned home from her husband’s funeral.
He was a minister of many years who was called home to glory following
a sudden heart attack.
The widow decided to check her e-mail expecting messages of condolence
from relatives and friends. After reading the first message, she
The widow’s son rushed into the room, found his mother on the floor,
and saw the computer screen which read:
To: My Loving Wife
Subject: I’ve Arrived
Date: 16 January 2004
I know you’re surprised to hear from me.
They have computers here now and you are allowed to send e-mails to
your loved ones.
I’ve just arrived and have been checked in. I see that
everything has been prepared for your arrival tomorrow. Looking
forward to seeing you then! Hope your journey is as uneventful as mine
P.S. Sure is hot down here.