Best Not To Beat A Dead Horse

| Working | January 8, 2014

(I work in a small bulk grocery store. As it is the week before Thanksgiving, we are extremely busy. It’s nearing the end of my shift and a coworker is about to go on lunch. The following exchange occurs as we’re walking toward the break room.)

Me: “Ugh… it’s been a rough day. Am I dead yet?”

Coworker: “I wish…”

(I start to walk away and then it clicks what she just said.)

Me: “I’m sorry… did you just say ‘I wish?’”

Coworker: “No, that’s not what I meant to say!”

Me: “Well, it sounded like it.”

Coworker: “No! I just meant I feel the same way and almost wish I was dead; not you! That didn’t come out right!”

(I laugh it off.)

Coworker #2: *jokingly* “Well, now we know what she really thinks of you!”

(My coworkers are lucky I have a dark sense of humor.)

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