Not The Most Chair-itable Way To Say Things

| Wolverhampton, UK | Working | March 6, 2013

(It’s the beginning of the year, and the Project Manager who sits next to me asks me a question.)

Project Manager: “How many hours holiday do we get every year?”

Me: “200.”

Project Manager: “As much as that? I thought it was something like 185.”

Me: “It might be for new starters, and you started last year. I’ve been here for several years, so I’ve probably got a legacy rate.”

Project Manager: “Ah yes, you’re part of the furniture. Er… we’re getting new furniture.”

Me: *feigning outrage* “Oh, thank you very much!”

Project Manager: *turns red* “Oh my! No, no, no! I mean we really ARE getting new furniture!”

(My coworker, who sits nearby had overheard the exchange and bursts out laughing.)

Coworker: “You should remember this for your tribunal!”

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