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id you hear about the guy in Philadelphia who invited

a total stranger from Seattle to his bachelor party? No

joke, that guy is one of our own, Jeff Minetti ’03. Little did he

suspect that misspelling a friend’s email address would expand

his bachelor party guest list to include Good Morning America

and 20/20.

It all started as an innocent mistake. Minetti pulled together a

list of about 50 names and email addresses of friends he wanted

to include for his bachelor party. Unbeknownst to him,

one of his friend’s email addresses

on the list was spelled incorrectly.

His youngest brother, Mike, sent

an email to the group, letting

everyone know they had six weeks

to get out of prior commitments and

commit to Jeff’s bachelor party.

Across the country in Seattle,

Washington Joe DiJulio received an

typo@friendships.com

HOW AN EMAIL ADDRESS ERROR LED TO FRIENDSHIP

B Y E L I Z A B E T H G R E E N AWAY

email regarding a bachelor party from a complete stranger, but

instead of speaking up, he decided to keep quiet and stay on the

email chain. “I’d cut and paste snippets to friends on Facebook,

giving them updates to the random bachelor party that I was

mistakenly invited to,” Joe said.

After a month of enjoying all of the emails back and forth,

a final headcount was needed for the party, and Joe finally

spoke up. He sent an email to the

whole group, acknowledging that he

was obviously on the email list by

mistake, but had been thoroughly

entertained by the emails.

Immediately, Jeff’s friends

chimed in and suggested chipping

in money to fly Joe to the East

Coast for the bachelor party.

One of them even claimed Joe as

his shuffleboard partner. Joe’s

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