I’ve just sent this email to the PCC. There was nothing else to do.
I’m awfully sorry. I have left undone those things that I ought to have done (I draw a veil over the rest of the confession) and cannot put it right as I have lost my vital notebook.
I have written most of the minutes but I have no notes. So they are more of a draft than you usually receive.
The things that you need to check are your names – if you were not at the meeting, please tell me and I’ll shift you from ‘present’ to ‘apologies’.
Proposers and seconders – corrections appreciated.
Dates – I’d just written ‘4th Tuesdays except Dec.’ which was limited help.
Reports – that was where I’d finished altogether so I wrote down what I’d said and … look, I’m embarrassed enough.
Help? Please? And *usual secretary* , you are laughing at me. I can hear it from here.
Does this sound mortified enough?
Well, it wasn’t. I then sent the email without attaching the minutes. My reputation for efficiency is entirely shot and no one will ever trust me with any job ever again.
Hey, look on the bright side!