"Sorry, about that Jody, just leave the cleaning bill on my desk and I'll take care of it," Kermit called back as he entered the captains office after colliding with another detective and her coffee.
Kermit groaned as he brought up an e-mail sent to Pooh Bear in regards to plans for house warming, once Reese was back in town from her business trip to New York.
"I'm not even certain some of things suggested in this are legal in this state Kermit," Paul grinned. He knew it was not nice to make fun of his distressed friend, but Kermit was so rarely in situations like this that he simply could not let it pass.
"We checked, they're all perfectly legal," Kermit quipped back as he sent the e-mail back to his own computer. "Looks like Reese accidently cc'ed you on this. Won't happen again."
"Just make certain to use your personal computers for those kind of messages in the future. I would hate to over heat our computer network here," Paul grinned as he returned to work and Kermit went back to his own office, to answer Reese.
Kermit grinned happily as he returned the message, until he realized what button he had hit. Vietnamese curse were soon heard emanating for his private domain at work.
"Detective Ellison please," Kermit requested as he sat on the phone and hoped he had reached his friend before the man had opened the e-mail.
"Gee, Pooh, I was Snuggle Bunny, now I'm reduced to Detective Ellison? How about we meet in the middle and stay with Jim?" came a laughing reply.
"Just delete it and never mention it again," Kermit growled.
"All ready answered and deleted," Jim assured him.
"Thanks, the only thing that could make this worse would be if you sent it reply to all..." Kermit let his sentence fad as he remembered his friends sense of humor.
"Jim, you didn't!" Kermit's only response was a chuckle and the disconnecting of the line.
"Kermit! could I see you for a moment again?" Paul's voice could be heard.
Groaning Kermit stood up and, gathering his shredded dignity, walked out of his office. the bull pen's standing ovation and Peter Caine's hysterical laughter assured Kermit that Jim had indeed sent the reply to everyone.
Paul was waiting in his office with tears streaming down his face from laughter.
"Kermit, just assure me that this whole thing is over and I will consider the matter settled," Paul chuckled.
"It's over," Kermit assured his older friend.
"Then, keep it private in the future, and I'll see you at Annie and I's for dinner. Pooh bear." Paul grinned, as Kermit groaned and left the captain's office, already thinking of who he could install greater security on his and Reese's private e-mails.