(Closed) Lame things you have done at work

posted 7 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

When I used to work at McDonald’s I answered the drive through speaker with “Hi, can you help me?”  Instead of “Hi, can I help you?”  Oops! It was a rough day.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

LOL! This is hilarious ๐Ÿ˜€

I’ve made some embarrassing English as second language mistakes before. I said to a group of people once “I blew my whole department to be at this lunch today”. When I saw a combination of horrified faces and chuckles, I knew what I should’ve said was “I blew them off”. Oops.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I am the worst leaver of voicemails on the planet. I always manage to say something awkward or start rambling when I’m leaving my message. ๐Ÿ™

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

For the life of me I can’t remember something I’ve done recently, but yesterday at work I had a kid who had to make a sentence using the word “high” for their homework.  Her sentence was, “My mom is high.” 

I had to step away for a moment to laugh a little before I came back to help her think of a new sentence, lol!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Just a couple days ago I was leaving a message on a client’s cell phone because he had a pick up. I realized half way through the message that I didn’t know what I was calling him to pick up so I was quickly rummaging through his paper work to see what it was when I found the page. I just started reading it off and instead of saying “You have some thermometers to pick up” I read it “thermo-meters.”

I already get made fun of for being a blonde working in a male dominated industry (oilfield distribution and production) so I must really seem dense now!! Who can’t read thermometer? duh….

Another time a few years ago when I was working in a law firm I was making my way through a list of clients to call with reminders and when I got to the next client I just called as usual and proceeded to leave my message while simutaneously checking the client name. I was caught off gaurd and had to hang up after giggly when I said, “Hi this message is for Harry Dick.” IT WAS ACTUALLY HIS NAME AND I LAUGHED ON HIS ANSWERING MACHINE!! lol

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Oooh boy. I just remembered a good one, but it was when I was in high school, not at work.  I was giving a presentation in my psych class, we were supposed to do an experiment and then discuss it in front of the class. I was talking about my test subjects, and couldn’t think of the right words, so I referred to them as my testes for the next 20 minutes.  Embarassed I think I just about died when I realized my mistake!!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Mine happened on a job site walk through. I was trying to squeeze between a ladder and a large pile of furniture when my polo shirt caught on the ladder and ripped–right across chest leaving a sizeable hole to show my polka dot bra for the rest of the day. Oops?

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Haha, I used to work as an Event Director a Hilton, and I always did stupid things! If you call the hotel, it rings to the front desk, with no option of entering an extension.  So, if you asked to talk to me, they would just transfer you – when I answered, I would always say “This is Lindsay.”

One week we were super short staffed at the front desk, so I filled in here and there. Everytime I answered the phone, rather than saying “Thank you for calling Hilton, how can I help you?” I would just say “This is Lindsay.” Everyone kept saying wrong number, and it took me forever to figure out why, LOL.

Post # 12
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Worker bee

I have a tendency to answer the phone and forget if it is morning or afternoon so usually the two come out something like “Good mor…afternoon”

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I went to work with my leopard print panties stuck to the velcro part of my coat (they were in the same load of laundry). I walked all over work with it dangling off my coat, then stopped to talk to a group of male managers, my panties fell off the velcro and onto the floor. I was terrified.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@bohemianbailie: HAHA, yeah I run across stuff like that all the time, it’s seriously hilarious!

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Cant think of it, but yesterday my building’s starbucks, the guy called me “sir” and then apologized about 30 times lol

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