Friday, November 07, 2014

calamity like a fridge door

So Deb is one of the people I work with on a regular basis, she is a customer for a university in California and I have weekly meetings with her to help her learn our software.

During this week's meeting we muddled through as we both had problems with our computers and the webex software we use. It has been quite a few weeks now that we've been meeting, so I jokingly said that if she could get her University to pay for it, I could come over to her university for a week to give her an intensive training session to help her with her projects.

Totally innocently, and I'm not even sure why she said it, she then says 'yes, that would be great, my husband is away on a conference trip for the next week'. I started laughing, at first she didn't know why, and then, though I couldn't see her, I am sure she blushed when she realized what she had said. Later on in the call she mentioned it again saying how she had no intention or idea that what she said could be misconstrued; she was quite mortified. I told her it was totally fine and that I just thought it was very funny.


meznor said...

If you end up going to California, please document the experience in photos (and make time for a road trip along the coast). :)

(Also I would have found what she said funny, too.)

Pat Hatt said...

lol I would have laughed at her too

Phil Plasma said...

mesh - there really isn't any chance that St. Mary's of CA would pay for me to go there. I only mentioned it in an offhanded way during a break during our meeting where our webex session was hung.