Monday, September 14, 2009

Idiotic Moments

I've decided I can start a regular posting dedicated to all the idiotic things I do/say. If I get to keep it up, then lucky for you, because it proves I am continuing successfully as an idiot...more or less for your humor. If I don't have much material to write on this, then lucky for me...but the probability of that happening is slim...to none.

Anyways, on with the good stuff so you all can have your laugh for the day and feel better that you aren't me.

This morning, I got into work to find my time-sheet for the previous work week still laying on my desk. With all the excitement of the last few minutes of a Friday, I must have forgotten to slip it into the HR office. Wasting no time, I grabbed it off my desk and made way to the other side of the building, slipped it in under the door, and turned back to find the VP of the company a few feet away. Now this is THE man to know, he's a real social guy, and he's in charge so getting to know him can get you a long way. Too bad he's an electrical engineer and I can't ever work with him (me being mechanical), so these kinds of run-ins are probably the best way to get noticed. RIGHT.

So of course I try to be as smooth as possible and start making my way back to my cube, getting ready to put a huge smile on my face and greet him. It's all going well and just as he turns and says "Good Morning," the button on my sleeve gets caught in the cube wall I'm passing and two things happen:

  • I get yanked backwards
  • The cube wall wobbles forward ....and continues....to wobble... for the next ...5.... minutes!!!
So much for smoothness. I stood there for the next...idunno...eternity trying to get it back in place and get my sleeve free, all while maintaining some shred of dignity. And throughout this I realize he's watching me and sort of laughing. LAUGHING!!

Sigh. Fail first thing Monday morning. Not a good sign, people.

Anyways, at least he asked me "Are you ok?" (between chuckles)

Noticed I wanted, and noticed I got.

More to come...I'm sure sometime soon...

12 comments:

Simply me said...

At least he asked if you were ok and didn't think you were WEI-RDDD or is it WE-IRRDD?

Amalia said...

Oh no! I do idiotic things all the time. Yesterday I tripped up a waiter who dropped a whole plate of food - by accident I might say. I felt terrible.

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amillionmilesfromeverywhere said...

i don't think it would be a monday if something idiotic didn't happen to most people. at least he seemed to have a good sense of humor about the whole thing! my boss laughs at the dumb things i do all the time, don't worry you're not alone :o)

eye_spy said...

this is funny. lol =)

as they say, be careful what you wish for. teehee.

Asma said...

lolz this always happen when you want to look the best you look the worst ... so hows the job going?

ps: go ahead with a series of post ;-) Its fun to see u r not the only one in the world :>

Constructive Attitude said...

haha. At least he'll never forget you.

linlah said...

Any attention is good attention. He'll remember you were laughed too. You were laughing right?

Faith said...

Better he thinks you’re an idiot than you’re stupid. Stupidity is harder to erase and he probably won’t be laughing when you show it ;D

Artistic Logic said...

haha Faith you're right
linlah, yes i was laughing too

Heckety said...

Well I picked up a really heavy bag of groceries this morning and couldn't figure why I couldn't get away from the checkout- a shirt button had caught in the metal rail...You can imagine the rest! The cube wall wobbling and wobbling made me laugh but embarassing too.

Artistic Logic said...

heckety, we might just be sisters =)