Wednesday, May 18, 2005

That Was Embarrassing

Embarrassing Moment Number 1 -

If a tree falls in the woods and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound? If you do something embarrassing and no one sees you, is it still embarrassing? I say the answer to both questions is yes.

The first law office I worked in had identical offices for each secretary and attorney. I hadn't been working there very long and I was constantly worried that I would screw something up and bankrupt the entire firm. So, I was always preoccupied. One day, I was returning from the kitchen and walked into my office. I sat down in my chair and noticed that the radio was on and wondered who the hell had turned it on. Gradually, I looked around and noticed that other things weren't quite right. I slowly leaned back in the chair and looked into the attorney's office to my right and that's when I realized I had walked into the wrong office.

Although the offices were structurally the same, each secretary was allowed to decorate her office any way she liked and this office looked nothing at all like my own office. If a normal person walked into the wrong office which didn't have her furniture or any of the usual office crap that we accumulate in it, she would take half a step, look around and quietly mumble to herself (dumbass!) and walk out. Not me. I walked into the office next door to mine, sat down and didn't realize what I had done until I heard the radio. I still wasn't sure where I was until I looked into the attorney's office.

And, that was when I was young!

Embarrassing Moment Number 2


Anonymous said...

Didnt you also go into the men's restroom on a trip to Galveston. I believe we were at a Denny's.

Baby sis

Rob S. said...

Just this morning I walked into my cube , and sat down, only discovering about an hour later that someone had replaced my chair with a better one.

Jen T. (that's me) said...

yesterday i called someone to confirm something, and a very effiminate male answered the phone. i told him what i needed to know, he asked me a question and i said to him, "yes, ma'am" and then countered very quickly with "i meant 'yes, sir.'" he didn't say anything to me and i spent the rest of the afternoon kicking myself. and i only made it worse by thinking, "what if that was a woman with a deep voice? f***!"

Laurie said...

Baby sis - a soon-to-be future post. Thanks!

Rob - Congratulations on the new chair.

Jen - Ouch!

OldHorsetailSnake said...

You better not be telling us you got DUMBER as you got older. That flies in the face of Ol' Hoss's theory of wisdom accumulation. I mean, you know how wise I AM. Maybe.

Laurie said...

Old Horsetail - I'm wiser on some things and dumber on others. I guess it all balances out.