Sleepwalking my way through life: Work time blunders



Work time blunders

I know that I usually avoid talking about my work, but this story is too good to waste.

I returned from the printer and slumped down in my office chair before I started shuffling sheets of paper around in the attempt to look busier than I actually was. The office murmured around me and I stole a brief moment to rest my head on the desk and relax my eyes for a moment.

“Joe, can you read this for me?” My manager said, holding a booklet over the barrier between our desks. I groaned and sat up, taking the booklet that I had printed out the day before. “Read out the national insurance number please.”

“YX348213D. Ok… What’s the problem?”

“The problem is that it isn’t the correct number, check the inside.”

I flipped open the inside of the booklet and read out “WX348… Ok then I got the first letter wrong. It’s not that bad a mistake though; Y and W are only three keys apart. Anyone could have made that mistake.”

“Joe, you wrote it.”

“Yeah, I know I did.”

“With a pen.”

Cue a long and awkward silence.
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2 Comments:

At 12:32 am, Anonymous Marie said...

fanny!

 
At 3:15 pm, Anonymous Elisabeth Ice Cream said...

Good thing you didn't use ink, eh? *nudge nudge*

 

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