You ever have one of those times when you're at work and someone accidentally hits "reply all" in an email instead of "reply"? Yeah, those happen every once in a while.
What happens much more frequently at my work is someone sends an email to a mailing list, someone inevitably on that mailing list replies all when it is unnecessary, and then so on and so forth.
Today, a lady inadvertently sent an email to a mailing list instead of the dummy "I have a question" email address. It happens.
The chain went something like this:
Original Poster: "I need a new password"
Person being a smart ass who has no access to creating a password: "GHJ45qr!"
Person 1: "OMG I don't think I'm supposed to be on this email chain! I don't want to know OP's password!"
Persons 2, 3, 4, and 5: "Yeah, we shouldn't know this"
Person 6: "please remove me from this email chain."
Person 7: "Why is everyone 'replying all'? just hit reply if you feel the need to respond"
Person 8: "PLEASE REMOVE ME FROM THIS EMAIL CHAIN!"
Person 9: "STOP REPLYING ALL!!!!1!!"
Person 10 (who hasn't read through the whole email chain): "OMG! I don't think we're supposed to know what her new password is, are we?"
Persons 11-20: choose any or all of the responses from persons 2, 6 or 9.
Person 21 (OP): "I just figured I'd give you guys your daily dose of computer fun!"
Person 22: same response as person 10.
Person 23: same as person 9.
Person 22 (again): same as person 9.
Person 24: "Don't take me off this list, I LOVE THIS!"
Person 25 (who is new to the game): "What is happening, why are there so many emails about this?"
Person 26 (being a smart ass): "It's a virus"
Persons 27-30: "EEEK! A VIRUS?!?!?!"
Persons 30-35: "I want off this list NOW!"
Person 35 (SysAdmin): "Please disregard this entire chain, the OP accidentally sent an email to the mailing list instead of the dummy email account. Everything is taken care of."
Person 36: "I don't think we're supposed to know what the OP's password is though, are we?"
Person 37: "OMFG! WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE! STOP HITTING 'REPLY ALL'"
Person 38: "Just to let everyone know, I've let the IT people know about this virus. They're working on it."
Person 39: "I don't want to know what OP's Password is!"
Person 40: "Imma fucking kill you now."
Person 41: "What is going on?"
I'm pretty sure the email chain continued on, but the IT people managed to flag all emails in the system with the same title and didn't send them out. I would have been interested to find out how long it really went on for though...