True Story of how I'm an idiot
I was building some new systems a few years back during the early days of the pandemic.
I'd built one in Jan, and in April was retasking that build into my mediaserver (that was still on Windows 7 and AMD FX)
The new build was my personal gaming rig... and I'd decided to splash the cash a little as a treat.
That meant X570 motherboard and the 3800X CPU along with 64GB of DDR4 3600mhz, new case, new storage, new PSU... aside from the GPU... new everything.
So I'd got a 500GB Sabrent rocket PCI-E4.0 nvme drive for the OS. On my previous build, I had a 250GB WD Black (PCI-E3.0) for the OS.
I use anydesk to remote into my server.
Some of you might be able to figure out what happened next already.
After installing the OS and going back and forth to my home office for the next 6hrs or so whilst it updated windows 10 and I got programs and so forth installed... Remember I was retasking the other system as my mediaserver. So I was working on 2 systems at the same time... one remotely.
So at some point... I checked on storage space left on the OS drive on my new gaming rig.
Wait... that's only showing up as 250GB... I checked the packaging... it should be 500GB. It was late, I was tired and I was now annoyed.
I fired of a quick email to the seller, letting them know they shipped me the wrong drive and went to bed.
The following morning I boot up the system and notice it is actually 500GB.
Cue a WTF moment... before it dawns on me that I was looking at the drive on the server the night before, because I was logged in remotely.
Cue an Oh Shit moment as I realise I fired of an email that was a little blunt and passive aggressive.
Thankfully it was a weekend now... So I fired of a 2nd email, profusely apologising and explaining my stupidity. I had a reply on Monday... with them basically having a good chuckle at my expense. I even added the story to my review of the product.
It doesn't matter how smart you think you are, how much experience and knowledge you have... you can still pull a moment like that out of your arse. What matters is how you handle it... it doesn't hurt to have a bit of a chuckle at yourself from time to time.