I’m usually a rational, even-tempered guy. I try to think things through and not act on impulse. But last week my emotions got the best of me when I sent an angry, rambling email to my coworkers. It was disrespectful, mean-spirited, and unprofessional. I was frustrated and I said some things I now wish I could take back. But I can’t. Especially because I got the email tattooed on my face later that same day.
It seemed like a good idea at the time. Boy was I wrong.
Sometimes it’s tough to get perspective when you’re upset, you know? Pressing “send” on an angry email always feels good in the moment, consequences be damned. We’ve all been there. So can’t you kind of see how sprinting to a tattoo parlor in a blind rage and demanding they further immortalize your incoherent, typo-ridden diatribe with a face tattoo might seem like the right move? I mean, put yourself in my shoes. I was riding that sweet self-righteous post-email high and I craved more.
The funny thing is that the tattoo artist refused at first. I had an easy out! But my mind was made up and I wasn’t listening to reason. I ultimately got him to tattoo me by offering 10 times his asking price. And that was only after I grabbed the needle and threatened to do it myself. Boy was I angry!
While I’m apologizing, I also feel pretty bad about the “TATTOO ARTISTS ARE, WITHOUT EXCEPTION, COWARDS AND PEDOPHILES” tattoo I made him put on my lower back. I had to threaten his family to get him to do that one. Tempers were high and I was feeling especially vindictive. It was the wrong call and I see that now.
Anyway, I hope everyone in the office can find it in their hearts to forgive me. I sent that email and got this face tattoo when I was upset, sleep-deprived, and not thinking straight. Hindsight’s 20/20, I guess.
Eh, what are you gonna do? We all make mistakes.