How to Handle The Dreaded ‘Reply All Moment’

HOW TO HANDLE THE DREADED ‘REPLY ALL MOMENT

I’ve had this happen more than once on text messages! Help?

This article is hilarious, and has some terrific advice:

“I blame a small child — son, niece, nephew, whatever,” Roanne Martin said.

Well, now we know when it’s socially acceptable to blame your child for your own mistakes! Seriously, after reading the article I can understand but I don’t condone that sort of behavior.

“OK, so I was online dating a lot,” Shirley Goldberg remembered. After each date, she liked to send a summary to her girlfriend. “On the day I hit ‘Reply to All,’ I had four emails open, one of them directed to the entire staff of my school. Somehow I got the emails mixed up.”

You’ll have to read it for the punch line, but first look at this one:

Then there’s the therapist Robyn Renée, who got her text-message threads confused. She wound up texting one of her therapy clients with a message intended for her ex-husband.

Now that’s awesome! I love David Pogue’s writing, and this article doesn’t disappoint. There’s great advice, as usual:

  • Enter the address last. – This would work, if I wasn’t always replying…
  • Give yourself an “Oh no!” window. – Here, he explains how to add a delay in your email program. This looks like a good solution, and I might try it.
  • Remove the Reply All button on your end. – Yep. I already did this.

Great ideas! Do you use any tricks with text messages? I need help!

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