Okay, hello everyone. I need to get this off my chest.
To give a bit of background information, I am currently working with one of the academics in my department (I'm an undergrad, in the Chemistry department) to produce a poster presentation for a show in a few weeks time.
He seemed nice at first, but today he seemed to be a bit snarky, which has left me feeling like an idiot and a little bit cross.
I emailed him with a few questions about my poster, and I asked if perhaps he would take a look at a different, completely unrelated poster that I had done several months ago and give me his opinion on its layout and design.
I attached the file to the email and sent it on its way. Unfortunately, it didn't attach correctly, so I send another brief email saying "here is the completely unrelated poster I mentioned in my last email. Sorry it didn't attach properly the first time!"
I checked my email a few minutes ago to find a reply saying:
You appear to have sent me a completely unrelated poster called completelyunrelatedposter.ppt.
What is going on?!
This has made me quite cross, because I've had to send a grovelly reply going 'oh I'm so sorry for the confusion, blah blah blah' and also now he is going to think me a right royal muppet, an image I had hoped to avoid in the penultimate year of my degree!
Any advice on how to calm down? And more practically, to save face with the Prof?