He is a Man, After All

At dinner, Sean was telling me about the daily drama at his office. One of his assistants was already in a bit of a tizzy after a client got worked up after she (the assistant) referred to a payment reminder as a “nasty gram.” While she was calming down from that fiasco, another client kindly asked her when her baby was due.

She’s not pregnant.

She was, understandably, perturbed by the conversation, and went to Sean for a sympathetic ear.

“The thing is,” he told me, “I’m really good at listening to people…”

“No, you’re not,” I interrupted. “You’re just good at pretending to listen for awhile.” I might have some experience with this phenomenon. Daily.

“OK, I’m really good at seeming like I’m paying attention to the type of people who feel like coming to me with this kind of stuff,” he  conceded. “But I never know what to say to them.”

You don’t look pregnant, might have been a good choice,” I offered.

“So, you think I should lie?”

OK, having never met her, I didn’t anticipate that.

“So, what did you say to her?” I asked.

“I told her that maybe she was just retaining water today.”

I laughed so hard I almost cried. He’s probably lucky she didn’t quit on him.



Filed under Daily Life, Idiot Files, Just for Fun

7 responses to “He is a Man, After All

  1. All I can say is “wow”, he has some guts saying that.


  2. In his defense, I should probably add that, during the conversation, she told him that she was PMS’ing. It wasn’t completely out of the blue for him to go there. Completely clueless, but not completely out of the blue.

  3. Oh, that is just SAD!!! But hilarious!

  4. Lilola

    They really don’t have a clue, do they?!? LOL

  5. Nancy

    Kind of clueless??? Wow!! I hope he has alot of life insurance. He,s going to need it.

    Aunt Sherrol

  6. Tee-hee-hee! I’m sorry. I couldn’t help but laugh. Out loud. HA! He is SO lucky she didn’t haul off and smack him! 🙂

  7. Oh no he di’int. Man, he’s lucky to still be alive.

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