Tuesday, January 18, 2011

on professionalism...

... the office edition of "stupid things I do on any given day".

When entering a conference room full of your professional peers, it is imperative you always always always check to make sure a chair is actually behind you before sitting down.

15 comments:

SoonerScotty said...

Been there...done that.

ArchAngel's Advocate said...

What? You haven't perfected levitation yet?

Mark Scott Abeln said...

WOW!

Karen said...

I've made that mistake. It's best if you just laugh at yourself when it happens.

Adoro said...

At least you didn't tip a chair over while interviewing for a job. As you went to pull it back to sit down on it...thereby announcing your presence in a very dramatic way.

*blush*

Um...yeah..

*cough*

Elisabeth said...

Also good is skipping breakfast, passing out, and hitting your head so hard on the table that you leave a dent. On both head and table. Sometimes it's best just to move to another state.

Old Bob said...

Also been there, done that, and now at my age I check every time, and sometimes I hold it to make sure it stays put when I put my (over)weight on it.

Shark Bait said...

It happens.

The true measure of professionalism is what words escape your mouth on the way down.

s-p said...

That's when you get up, smile, pull up a chair and say before you sit down in it, "And now for something completely different... "

suzanne said...

Oh, but have you ever had a female hygiene product fall out of your pocket as you pass by your manager's office?
It wasn't pretty, and I still blush thinking about it.

cliff said...

So sorry you had a "bum" day.

Adoro said...

suzanne ~ Oh, I feel for you! I had that happen right in front of a priest I highly respected!

Rick said...

Children are small so they don't hurt themselves when they fall. (St. Therese of Avila)

Blessed are they who don't take themselves too seriously.

Terry Nelson said...

"I'll have another vodka-tonic - hold the tonic."

3puddytats said...

During a meeting the guy sitting across from me said something really stupid just as I was taking a sip of coffee....coffee goes shooting out my nose all over the uber-HANDSOME Air Force officer seated next to me in his pretty light blue uniform.....

The Statue of Limitations still hasn't run out on THAT one...

Or the time at work when one of our guys cut his hand really bad so I reached for my handy-dandy feminine protection that EVERY woman keeps in her purse....from the look on his face you would have thought I was pouring acid on him..

Sara