Yeah, I know, normally people are telling you to look up. But this was an instance that made me laugh at myself and so I'm sharing.
Where I work we are as paperless as possible. We look at one computer screen for our copy and on the other screen we type our documents. I had a rush policy but a copy of a document I needed was not in the system.
Dang it! I thought sending a note to the gal to please put it in the system as quickly as possible.
After I sent the note it dawned on me that I had the original document on my desk.
Well, that's embarrassing, I thought and sent another note to the gal to be sure to get it in the file but the RUSH was not urgent anymore.
I have to say that it was odd looking at an original document to gather the information I needed, it felt so awkward. Twenty years ago when I started in this industry it was what you did. We had files and copies of every thing. Files could be inches thick.
Since going paperless we don't have physical files and at the end of the process we may have used 10-30 pieces of paper.