Cleared For Parenting

, , , | Working | December 20, 2017

(I work as an assistant for a busy lawyer and therefore am in charge of her schedule. She has a young daughter, who I think is about six. One afternoon my boss calls me on the phone and, chuckling, tells me her daughter wants to speak to me. I’m confused, but let her put the kid on the line.)

Me: “Hello?”

Daughter: “Hi, are you Ms. [My Name]?”

Me: “I am. What can I do for you?”

Daughter: “My mum says she can’t come home until you say it’s okay, so I want to ask if you can please let her out early today?”

(I’m speechless for a moment, but tell her I’ll try. Afterwards I go over to my boss and ask what that was about.)

Boss: *still giggling* “I guess I said that too often, that I have to clear my schedule with you. She thinks you’re my boss.”

(It was cute as hell, but I can’t help feeling sorry for the kid. Money and prestige are all very nice, but that doesn’t make up for time with your parents!)

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