Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Maybe I Need To Stop Communicating

After a few wacky work episodes, I am thinking that maybe I should return to being an Accountant. You know, the one in a room alone. The bean counter who does numbers but NOT communication. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy communicating and yet I have had a few work blunders that have caused me to say "What the??" . . . .Actually, I laughed really hard first and THEN asked that. It all started with. . . .

I was walking towards the break room and was approaching a fellow employee I had worked with on a video. Being the friendly gal I am, I opened my mouth to say "Hi" and I even put my hand up like I was waving. Instead of "Hi" coming out though I blurted "Fine". I guess I was answering his NEXT question first! I imagined him saying "Hi, how are you?" We both got a good laugh out of that one and now when he sees me he just yells out "Fine". I'm a dork.

About a week later, I was talking on the phone with a woman from Australia. I was trying to sell her on our really amazing program at my work. You see we have a Medical Transcription program and you can seriously get hired from home to do this stuff.(nice commercial huh?) I was trying to explain to her that you can get jobs either full time or part time. . . but that was not what came out. Just mix those up and you can probably figure that I told her she could get a job "Fart time". I've never been good at keeping my composure when something funny happens no matter where I'm at. This phone call didn't go any differently and I stumbled through words with laughter. That day I grounded myself from the phone. (and no she didn't buy) boo hoo.

And today I realized that duct tape across my mouth was still not safe enough. I was typing an email to a college administrator and was closing with my usual stuff. I don't know what it is but I am not a "Sincerely" kind of gal and have managed to get hooked on "Warmest Regards" to sign off with. I guess it makes me feel all cozy in this cold weather.(I really don't know to be honest and I guess it just suits my fancy) Anywho, I had typed the email and looked up for a quick proof before sending it to see that instead of "Warmest Regards", I typed "Warmest Retards" and then signed my name. Talk about typo!! (I am beginning to think I am the warmest retard) I think that I am going to resort to Morse Code. I can't screw that up can I? . . . Don't answer that.

12 comments:

Faith said...

Few things make me laugh out loud. This was one. Thanks for sharing your humanness.

Lola....L..O..L..A....lo--oh--luh! said...

I've been Fart Time for quite a while. I think it started with those Fiber One bars. Is that too much information??

Oh well, Take Luck!

Busty LaRue said...

YOU TOO!

hahahaha

Nancy Face said...

"Fine."

Nancy Face said...

"Fart time"...the perfect job for me. Just ask my family.

Nancy Face said...

"Warmest Retards"...

So much better than Coldest Retards. We don't want any Retards getting too cold.

Jen said...

The last one is my favorite. Hehehehehhe.

The Peterson Family said...

Ah, that was hilarious and gave me a good laugh. I'd like to sit next to you at work and chuckle!

Kathi D said...

I am, as always, Your Warmest Retard. I've been pretty warm every since The Menopause.

Lizard said...

HAHAHAHA!! Way to go! I just don't think Morse Code would be as much fun though. I appriciate verbal diarhea. It's a gift. Love it.

Jillybean said...

"Fart time"

Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha!

Nathan said...

So, I was just proofing an email and realized that I typed in the phrase "warmest retards" instead of "warmest regards". I was so intrigued by the mistake, that I googled the phrase and landed on this post. Glad to know I am not the only person out there who made this same mistake.