For some of us, Tuesdays can only mean one thing. Yes, “Family and Relationships” day over at Globe Life, the Globe‘s lifestyle section that was introduced in the April redesign. But it seems like they’re having some trouble finding material, because yesterday’s Globe Life section featured not one, but two pieces on what to do when you accidentally offend a colleague, either by mistakenly hitting “Reply” instead of “Forward” (à la Aileen Siu), or by talking shmack about a co-worker’s Scientology beliefs while he’s standing right behind you. Besides the fact that these are essentially the same article, shouldn’t they be filed under “Workplace,” which is Monday’s theme?
In any case, their advice for repairing the damage of an email fumble is “Beg forgiveness.” And their advice for appeasing the Scientologist who overheard you hating on Xenu is to take him out for a drink. Of course.
Our advice for the Globe Life editors? Lose the themes, or at least come up with some cooler ones. How about choosing themes based on five-year-old birthday parties? We’d be much more inclined to read Globe Life if Monday was “Dora the Explorer” day and Tuesday was “Pirates.” And Wednesday could be “Dora/Pirates.”
Photo from Dora-Explorer.us.