01 April 2011

TGIS: Thank God It's Schadenfreude! (314)

This week's joy in the misfortune of others comes courtesy of The Telegraph (from Wednesday, March 30; link good at time of posting):
When Harry Fildes, a young surveyor, emailed a football mate saying it was all right to pursue his “hot” ex-girlfriend, he intended the forthright and very unflattering message for the friend’s eyes only.

And so it would have remained, except that Mr Fildes, a former public schoolboy, accidentally copied the young lady into the ungentlemanly exchange.

Now, not only has Jenni Palmer seen his expletive-laden description of her, so have thousands of workers in the City after the emails went viral.

As if that was not embarrassing enough for the captain of the Old Salopian Football Club first XI, Miss Palmer is still his housemate.

His bosses at property firm GL Hearn have taken a dim view of him using a work email for the exchange and confirmed they were looking into the matter.

As Mr Fildes surmised in one of the emails: “I am in so much ---- it’s unreal.”
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