The Quantum Pontiff

No Trail Email

From the annals of high idiocy, I enjoyed this sequence of emails at BofA:

“Unfortunately it’s screw the shareholders!!” Charles K. Gifford wrote to a fellow director in an e-mail exchange that took place during the call.

“No trail,” Thomas May, that director, reminded him, an apparent reference to the inadvisability of leaving an e-mail thread of their conversation.

Shortly after Mr. May’s remark about an e-mail trail, Mr. Gifford said his comments were made in “the context of a horrible economy!!! Will effect everyone.”

“Good comeback,” Mr. May replied.

You have to give Mr. Gifford at least credit for not replying back “OMG Oops!!!” after the first email exchange.


  1. #1 Howard Barnum
    October 16, 2009

    And to top it all off, the guy misspells “effect”.

  2. #2 Howard again
    October 23, 2009

    Um, misspells “affect”, that is. Or misuses “effect”.

  3. #3 Dave Bacon
    October 26, 2009

    I’m still waiting for Firefox to underline my homophone or near-homophone errors. They are numerous and increasing in density.

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