The Word Most Fitting

| Working | April 11, 2016

(I am the head of an assembly line in a company factory plant that primarily manufactures signs. I assure our line has all the proper parts before we begin assembling the orders. The current order requires us to use a specific mounting plate with a slim slot in the middle to insert the sign and give the impression that it is hanging from the mount. We manage to insert the sign to test if size is correct, but then have a difficult time trying to pull it out of the slot afterwards. I head off to verify that the plates are the correct ones. Most of my Coworker’s first language is not English.)

Me: *after returning* “Okay, guys, so I checked with the warehouse, and they’re reassuring me that these are the correct plates.”

Coworker #1: “Really? But we didn’t even screw it in and it would not come out!”

Me: “Ya, I know… Usually these leave a little more room to make it easy to insert, but I guess these ones are just a little more fitting than usual.”

Coworker #2: “More fitting? That plate has been de-virginized!”

(My Coworker and I had to take a few minutes to regain our composure from doubling over laughing!)

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