"The Dean for Graduate Education has notified me that you were selected to receive the DZL Fellowship. They were very impressed by your application and nomination; however, I guess they receive many nominations and it was quite difficult to make the choice.
Thank you for your patience."
Wait, now, hold on - however? What's up with however? And no congratulations?
I sent an e-mail back to confirm, and it turns out they missed an all-important "not" in the original e-mail - the fellowship went to someone else. Gees, people, and here I was planning the celebratory glass of red wine I was going to have at home.
On second thought, I might have to revise that plan to include two glasses now. I mean, I was planning to have just one. Not!