Missing Common Sense Is Common!

It so happened yesterday that we, the entire team working in our project, were receiving plenty of emails. They were from the new joiners in our team who were trying to subscribe to an internal mailing list to which the software release notes, baseline release emails, etc were sent.

These new folks did not know the email address that subscribes them to this mailing list. They were actually emailing the mailing list itself to subscribe, and the email reached everyone who was already part of the list.

I just wanted to let these guys know the right procedure, and what I did was emailing the same mailing list. Guess you got the joke. My instructions had no way to reach out to those who really needed it because, they are not part of the email address to which I sent instructions! I missed the common sense.

This incident reminded me of a joke. Once there was a scientist. He’d three cats of varying size as pets. One big cat, a smaller one, third even smaller. To have a way for them to go out, and come back home during night, this scientist made three holes in the wall.

A big hole, a small sized, and third even smaller! 🙂

Missing common sense is, you know, common.