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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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