So here is the funny story (or maybe you had to be there).
I was reading an email from my mother and leaving voice mail for an inhouse end user at the same time.
At some point during the voice mail, I lost track of who I was talking to, and said “Love you… no…er… WAIT! Sorry about that.. I was just reading an email..” Then, it occurred to me that I have the ability to DELETE VOICE MAIL! So I ran back to the end user’s desk and deleted the voicemail.
This was only AFTER the manager on the other side of my cubicle heard the whole thing.
Yesterday, she decided to share this with my friends in IT while I was sitting there… “Hey, Lisa? Did you tell them what you did the other day? It was SO funny!”
Her way of recanting the story was SO hilarious. I was in tears because I laughed so hard.
My manager then said, “I’ve done that same thing.. only with my boss… while I was standing in the room with him.”
Which caused me to laugh again! I said, “How could you do that standing right in front of the person you were saying it to??”
He said, “I was distracted and had a lot going on.” (I can understand this, actually)
“What did your boss say?”
“He said, ‘Well, I’m quite fond of you, too.’ Then I apologized and explained that I had been preoccupied.”
The HR lady had come in during the conversation and also said, “I’ve done that, too! I had my ex-husband on the phone and said it out of habit. When I realised what I’d done, I said, ‘Uhh… sorry about that… No I don’t’. And then he said, ‘I know’.”
So I’m not alone. But the whole concept of “not paying attention enough” is just hilarious.
What silly thing have you said while preoccupied with something else?