In yet another installment of things that happen as a result of complete exhaustion…
Okay, so here’s the deal. I’m really tired right now. This sounds vaguely familiar, right…? Okay, right. So a couple of days ago (on the 23rd) I got an e-mail from a program called Enfamil Beginnings (which I joined to try to get some coupons to offset the exorbitant cost of Paige’s formula). Here is the relevant snippet:
You’ve made it through one of the roughest patches of parenthood, and you’ve passed with flying colors. As your baby continues to grow, you may soon notice some dramatic changes in her development and capabilities.
It came after a particularly rough day that followed a particularly rough patch that has been going on since, well, her birth. As I often do, I forwarded it to Matt with a snarky comment attached. In this case I said “I resent the implication that the hardest is supposed to be behind us.”
This method of blowing off steam has the added benefit of also being entertaining for me and for Matt. It usually works very well. This time worked out a bit differently…
Later in the day I asked Matt if he’d gotten my e-mail (since he usually responds with another snarky comment and I didn’t hear anything from him). He had no idea what I was talking about. This is when I realized that I hit “reply” instead of “forward.”
Oh well, we figured that the e-mail was probably sent by an unmanned account. No harm, no foul, right?
I didn’t think anything more about it as we entered our annual Christmas marathon, until this morning when I received the following message from the Enfamil Resource Center:
Thank you for your comments. We have a strong commitment to our customers and comments help us to continue our tradition of providing high quality products and services. I have forwarded your comment to the appropriate department.
Thank you, Shannon, for contacting us about our Enfamil Family Beginnings* program. Please let me know if I can be of further assistance.
Consumer Care Specialist
Enfamil Resource Center
Is it bad that my response was to laugh out loud and forward it to Matt?