Friday, October 30, 2009

Is There a Hole I Can Crawl In?

Yesterday a coworker and I went on a client site visit for a benefits fair. Since we are one of their vendors they wanted us onsite at their fair to help support employees with benefits questions.

Everything was going along swimmingly until towards the end of the day. One of the employees of the company walks in to the room where we were stationed and made small talk. He made some reference to it being close to the end of the day and I simply agreed with him and said, "Yeah, we are going to be wrapping things up pretty soon." Why oh why did my untactful coworker blurt out, "And I can't wait!! Boy I can't wait to leave!"

I never begged for a hole to swallow me up harder then I did that very moment. Oye Vey!


10 People saying stuff:

Tanyetta said...

She gave the toddler response. You know they can't tell a lie. LOL

The Dish said...

Sheesh. It is called tact people. Look it up.

That one girl said...

Ummm, oops. haha

Liam said...

Nobody does the foot in the mouth better than me. Your co-worker is a novice.

Karen said...

What a bonehead. But I don't think that reflects on you too much. :-)

Sandi McBride said...

When you dig that hole, you stay out and shove the coworker in. Problem solved. (picture me brushing hands together..absolved of all blame are you!)
Sandi

Hit 40 said...

I agree with Liam. I am also the queen of the foot in the mouth!!! I can unfortunately top that comment without any problem.

Jeni said...

Give that co-worker the "Telling it like it is" Award! Or, maybe the Honesty is not always the best policy one could apply too. And then again, who knows, maybe the person who approached you and your co-worker knew exactly what was meant and felt the same way!
Laugh it off and go merrily on your way as if nothing unusual happened -my way of handling my own frequent foot-in-mouth disease events. (And yes, I have had many and seem unable to break that trend the older I get too.)

Moooooog35 said...

I'm not touching that last sentence.

Too easy.

★Starrla Monae☆ said...

Perfect "Boy was my face red!" situation. Ugh! It just makes you want to hide under a rock.

I've given you a blog award btw so stop on by for details! =)