Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Sorry you're not memorable. But hey, at least your job sucks.



Yesterday I walked into the break room to heat up my lunch (Spaghettios, baby), and saw a new girl taking out the trash. Wanting to be friendly, I walked up and stuck out my hand.

"Hi, I'm Helena. Are you new here?"

She stared at my hand for a second before saying, "I'm the intern."

I froze.

Crap. Crap crap crap.

I've done this before.

3 times.

I've walked up to this girl on 3 different occasions and introduced myself. I am such a jerk.

"Oh, yeah, I remember. Sorry. You're wearing your hair...." I gestured vaguely to her ponytail. But really, who knows if she was wearing it up last time?

I frantically glanced at the microwave. 45 seconds left. I couldn't just leave.

"...so, you're stepping in for Joel (the janitor) this week while he's in Maine?"

"Yeah."

"Well, that sounds like an awesome internship," I said, smiling nervously (Oh man, someone please come along and shoot me). "I mean, it's sure not the internship of my dreams..." I trailed off, a look of panic growing on my face.

"Um..." she stared at me in disbelief.

A few seconds later the microwave dinged, and I grabbed my food and ran.

Until next time, office intern.


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I'm linking this to my sister's new meme, Small Treasure Tuesdays. Because reaching this level of awkwardness is a treasure.



Do you have any awkward moments you would like to share? Because it would really help me feel better.

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19 comments:

viewfromdownhere said...

Ouch! Yikes, I would have ran out of there, too...I've had a few moments where I've almost been caught talking shit about this public defender who I absolutely can't stand. Very very awkward and that should teach me to keep my mouth shut. On another note...what kind of internship has you taking trash out for the janitor?

Sippy Cup Mom said...

OMG! It's like an episode of The Office! LOL!

Shell said...

I wonder if the intern blogs? Because you just gave her a great post by doing that!

I have the worst memory. I've probably done this, but don't even remember.

Elise said...

Ah yikes! I feel awkward for you!! (btw I love spagettio's too!)

val said...

oh my...funny, funny...or not so funny! i've done similar things, but i just play it off or at least try too! no big deal right?! we've all been there. thanks for the laugh!

the thrifty ba said...

awesome...

Amber Dawn said...

Ha...yes that sounded like a rough one. Kindof like the time I congratulated a girl on being pregnant..on the elevator...and she was coming to the OBGYN to see why she couldn't conceive. AWKWARD. P.S. I love me some spaghettios(sp?) too!!

Tiffany said...

LOL. LOVE it! Totally sounds like something I'd do!

I'm a teacher and I run into parents all over the place. Most of the time I recognize them but have NO CLUE who their kid is. Um, yeah. The whole, "I've seen you around school, I KNOW I've talked with you, but I have NO CLUE who you belong to." so we talk about generalities until I figure it out. Sometimes I walk away still trying to figure out who the parent belongs to. Then the next day the kid tells me that I talked to their parent the night before. DOH! :)

elizabeth @ twelvecrafts said...

You know what I love about your blog . . . it's the fact that when I'm scrolling down my google reader and all I can see is the title of the post, I instantly know it's your blog . . . just from the post title. When I read, "Sorry you're not memorable . . . but at least your job sucks," I knew it was your post. ;)

JoJo said...

Oh gosh so awkward!

Shelinwa said...

Oh my I did something the other day that was like a crawl under desk moment for sure.
I was working in the none profit thrift store and was ringing up a guys books, He had white hair I automatically gave him the senior discount of 50 % off so he was getting the books for 25 cents each nice deal I thought. H came back and said he had over paid and I said nope you got the senior discount and got a great deal.... He looked at me funny and I intermediatly could tell he was offended.

On a lighter note there is a give away on my blog come and play and try to win!!!!

Shell

simplydesigning.blogspot.com said...

Oh. My. Hillarious.

I can't stop laughing!! (Not at you, with you, of course ;-)

It's nice to know I am not the only one who puts her foot in her mouth on occasion :-) But I am so sorry that happened!

CNM said...

No worries, awkward moments are what my life revolve around hahaha

Corinne said...

sounds like something I would say. I'm really bad with names, so I always end up in extremely awkward situations with people.

MommaFreebie said...

Smooth Move Ex-Lax. ;)

Di said...

That's priceless. I could see myself doing that. Following from New Friend Friday!

Ratz said...

Well my embarrassing moment was when i was about to show to show some kids a Yo-Yo trick.. i had done tat so many times before... and it was pretty dangerous so before starting.. i asked them all to move back and to watch out.... let's just say tat trick never happened... and instead got everyone giving me "Yeah tat's the trick, Smarty Pants" look... and i am scarred for life...

Hope it makes u feel better :-/

Chantel said...

LoL... oh dear...

thanks for linking up to Small Treasure Tuesdays! That is rather awkward. I'm glad you were saved by the microwave.

beka said...

Oh man, that WAS awkward!!
Dang. :P Poor intern. Pity that job.... er....

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