Post # 1
Ever have a moment when you struggle to keep a straight face or burst out laughing because of the ridiculous, strangeness or pure oddity of what a co-worker says?
I work with the news (I’ll leave it at that) and during a press event where a double-hand amputation survivor is thanking doctors for successfully reattaching both, so they are functional..
Reporter: Doc, is that the kind of injury where you want to get to the hospital as soon as possible or wait?
I was stunned.
Professionally, I realize they might have been trying to get doctors to give a timeframe for what’s medically possible, but just the way the question was phrased left me blinking.
Have your co-workers, colleagues or said somethign that left you dumbfounded? Face-palming? Blinking?
Would love to hear your best…
Post # 3
@dragonlover: i would really want to reply to that question with a snarky answer. i unfortunately don’t have any good stories to share about my coworkers. they have their “duh” moments but nothing is popping into my head at the moment.
Post # 4
@dragonlover: I work in insurance, commerical things mostly and a common term for different lines of business that are rolled into one big policy is a “Package”
I was walking by one of the offices, a salesman was on the phone with a potential client who wanted an insurance coverage review of his current program, I stopped dead when the sales guy said,
“Sure Bill, we’ll schedule a time and I’ll come take a good hard look at your package…”
Post # 5
Dragonlover: your colleague asked a stupendously stupid question.
Post # 6
@dragonlover: My sister was in the ICU a few weeks ago. The room were doubles, so there was this older lady in the room with her. The doctor and nurse were talking to the lady and the following cracked me up:
Doctor: “So you just had one hystorectomy, then?”
Nurse: “Usually only need the one.”
For the next two days I kept hearing this poor doctor telling people “I meant, did she have any surgeries other than the hystorectomy?!” followed by people laughing at him.
Post # 7
@calibee79: I was half hoping there would be a snarky answer. Unfortunately, all remained professioanl and ignored it.
Post # 8
That’s definitely awkward, but I was wondering how else to phrase that.
Post # 9
@MexiPino: Remember to Speak then think, wait… that’s think then speak. 🙂
I’m sure he’ll be teased relentlessly for a while.