I texted someone, with the assumption that they understood that I was speaking to her, not her spouse. I was expressing empathy and said something to the effect of "It must be hard to be blamed for everything." (which on my end was a mistake, because no one every does everything always).
Five minutes later I received an angry e-mail from him denouncing me and saying why couldn't I give him the benefit of the doubt and he doesn't blame her for everything … yadda yadda. For like three screenfuls. Yes, for reasons beyond my grasp, she had forwarded my text to her husband.
I am ultimately responsible, because I sent the text. But people-where has discretion gone? Common sense? Or how about even just common decency? Or forethought.
Sigh. I have no words for this.