Wednesday, June 03, 2009

I am so professional... NOT!

I just left a little team meeting at work in the basement.

I was in my boss' office with a couple other staff members to work on some strategery stuff. One of my teamies asked about where our boss got the content in a presentation slide.

She said "I just pulled this out of my behind."
He said "Well, it looks really good."

I, of course, giggled and looked down at my notebook where I had been scribbling notes throughout the meeting.

Then, he said "Considering where it came from."

It's a good thing my team has gotten used to my childish sense of humor.


The Imaginary Reviewer said...

My boss told me off the other for being "unprofessional" because I was looking at porn during my lunch break.

I don't know what upset him more, the fact that I was looking at porn, or the fact that I was using his office.

Bob Dobalina said...

I often go out of my way to display my professionalism and adultyness at work.

For example, this exchange this morning:

Boss: Have you been working on the disaster recovery plans for the data center?

Me: Yes. I wanted to ask you though, for the rough rough draft I had the datacenter collapsing in an earthquake. I've been thinking though.. could I have it destroyed by a rampaging horde of mutant dinosaurs? The recovery process is the same.

Boss: Uh. Yeah. Sure that would work.

Me: Thanks! *happy dance back to my desk*

Boss: *thinking to himself* - wow, I picked the best networking guy ever!

I'm extrapolating that last part but I think it was pretty obvious what he was thinking.

Suze said...

Butt jokes - always funny :) We had a meeting where the one lady said that she and two others gathered together for a "threesome". I couldn't keep a straight face the rest of the meeting.

Le Meems said...

Boss' Boss: She looks and sounds drunk in the video.

Boss: she probably was drunk.

Me: yeah. I think that 4th glass put me over the edge.

Boss' Boss: M, no more wine at the wine bar.

Me: Then why am I there?

Boss' Boss: To film a wine video.

Me: That's like filming a video about water hoses and not turning the damn thing on to showcase the water.

this is a really dumb one.

The Ambiguous Blob said...

Imaginary, I hope you're making this up.

BobD, He couldn't have been surprised.

Suze, We need to work on keeping straight faces. Maybe an old fashioned straight-staring contest would help. GO!!!

Meems, Sometimes, your analogies are good. Others?

Jewcy Bits said...

If it's any consolation, I have to exert a tremendous amount of effort not to interject "that's what she said" at any given moment at work. Look at me all adult and professional. Sometimes. Okay maybe not.

The Ambiguous Blob said...

Jewcy, This is why I have tried my hardest to avoid getting into the "that's what she said" habit.