Or, in modern parlance, don't hit the send button until you've slept on it.Sadly and clearly the CO was not familiar with the following verse from Rear Admiral Ronald Hopwood's "The Laws of the Navy":
"Dost think, in a moment of anger, 'Tis well with thy seniors to fight?
They prosper, who burn in the morning, The letters they wrote overnight;
For some there be, shelved and forgotten, With nothing to thank for their fate,
Save "That" (on a half-sheet of foolscap), Which a fool "had the honour to state......"
There, but for the grace of God....