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Three ways, email style

February 14, 2009 Author: Anthony Pacheco Category: Not Exactly Random  1 Comment

I was there for the advent of email. Thus, I have seen, and done my share, of bone-head email tricks. The most (In)famous: TonyP vs. TonyPa

At work, there was TonyP. Not me. Then there was TonyPa. That was me. My last name was “Pacheco”. His last name was “Paulson”. You can see where this is going.

And oh my, did we receive the misrouted email. We were both young and single, and we dated in our industry, so the email, my God, the email. After a year we just resorted to Carbon Copying each other, it was too funny to pass that up.

From: Shannon
To: TonyPa
Subject: I’m not…

Wearing underwear today. How about you?

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From: TonyPa
To: Shannon
CC: TonyP
Subject: RE: I’m not…

I’m good thanks.

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From: Shannon
To: TonyP
CC: TonyPa
Subject: RE: I’m not…

Kill me now.

Then there was the infamous “date”.

To: TonyP
From: Cheryl
Subject: Thanks for the good time

I don’t normally put out on the first date, so I don’t want you to think I’m some sort of slut. You’re just really cute, that’s all. When can I see you again? I keep thinking about you.

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To: Cheryl
From: TonyP
CC: TonyPa
Subject: RE: Thanks for the good time

I’m free this Friday.

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From: Cheryl
To: TonyP
CC: TonyPa
Subject: RE: Thanks for the good time

Oh my God, sorry I am so embarrassed.

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To: Cheryl
From: TonyP
CC: TonyPa
Subject: RE: Thanks for the good time

Does that mean we’re not going out on Friday?

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To: TonyP
From: TonyPa
CC: Cheryl
Subject: RE: Thanks for the good time

No, you are not.

Then, the wine mail.

From: Renee
To: TonyPa
Subject: Wine

What kind of wine can I bring over for dinner?

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From: TonyPa
To: Renee
CC: TonyP
Subject: Wine

Tony likes a dry red, as I recall.

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From: Renee
To: TonyPa
Subject: Wine

Why are you talking about yourself in the third person?

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From: Renee
To: TonyPa
CC: TonyP
Subject: Wine

Never mind, I am retarded.

Then things just came to their predictable conclusion.

To: TonyPa
From: TonyP
Subject: RE: Thanks for the good time

It’s been a couple of months. Are you still going out with Cheryl?

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To: TonyP
From: TonyPa
Subject: RE: Thanks for the good time

No. Go for it. Just be warned she’s a bit, um, pushy.

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To: TonyPa
From: TonyP
Subject: RE: Thanks for the good time

Is she hot?

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To: TonyP
From: TonyPa
Subject: RE: Thanks for the good time

Dude, she’s like supermodel. But, um, pushy. But go for it. Please.

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To: TonyPa
From: TonyP
Subject: RE: Thanks for the good time

Thanks man.

I always wondered if TonyP and Cheryl ever went anywhere.