The Company Has Been Purchasing Real Estate Lately

, , , , | | Working | May 31, 2018

(Apropos nothing:)

Boss: “What’s that island we own?”

Me: “I don’t think you and I own an island?”

Boss: “No, not us, someone else.”

Me: “Shouldn’t that be, ‘They own an island’?”

Boss: “No, because they would mean someone else. We own it.”

Me: “What, this company?”

Boss: “No, don’t be ridiculous; why would the company own an island?”

Me: “I really don’t know. I don’t even know what you’re talking about.”

Boss: “BANFF!”

Me: “I think that’s a mountain. I’m pretty sure it’s not an island.”

(Three days later, I’m hosting a training session for several employees when the boss comes rushing in, proclaims, “We own Baffin Island!” and rushes back out. My coworkers all look at me:)

Coworkers: “We do?”

Me: “We don’t. I think he meant Canada owns it, but I’m really not sure.”

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