You know the feeling. The realisation that in the midst of a rapid-fire flurry of chats, you’ve made a terrible mistake. A mistake that, best case scenario, means you told colleague a joke meant for a friend. Or, worst case scenario, means that you just called your coworker “sweet boy”.
That’s the story one editor here at Gizmodo recently told me, and it was uncomfortably familiar. Gmail and AIM, in giving us a great way to rapidly communicate over the internet through those convenient little chat boxes, have also given us a fantastic way to make fools of ourselves. It seems like everyone has a story about a wrong window, and each of them is more palm-sweatingly embarrassing than the next.
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