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Diatribe: Attaching The Wrong File To An Email Is One Thing …
Those of us over a certain age remember that people in the business world had to learn how to fold letters and other correspondence so that they would fit properly into an envelope. There were rules that varied depending upon the size of the envelope and the paper, if the correspondence was business or personal, typed or handwritten, on letterhead or plain paper, etc. Attaching another document was done with a paper clip or a staple and we didn’t mail anything unless we absolutely had to because it was somewhat costly.
That all changed with the arrival of email.
Today it’s amazing how many people send and receive email. While only a few years ago it was used primarily by the business world, today it is often the most frequent form of written communication used by everyone from elementary school students to grandparents.
For some, one of the more challenging email tasks to master is the attachment of files to a message. I, myself, have been known to compose a lengthy email and forgotten to attach an intended file but I’ve never attached the wrong file … and I’ve certainly never attached a photo of my privates like an absent minded job hunter in Dallas did last Friday.
Texas Workforce Solutions received a job application by email from a man who also attached a picture of a penis. It’s not clear whether the applicant sent the photo intentionally or not but it did lead to charges of obscene display or distribution, a Class C misdemeanor.
“I think I know why he can’t find a job.” – Dallas police spokesman Demarquis Black
Exchanging email could soon become a thing of the past as more convenient and less time-consuming methods of communication like text messaging and voice-activated methods take center stage. It will be interesting to see how job applicants attach resumes, and hopefully not body parts, in the future.
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