I was in a very entertaining meeting this morning. It wasn’t your usual garden-variety directors meeting. No, this one was a 6th grade silly free-for-all that frequently erupted into uncontrollable giggles. It’s an even funnier scenario when you realize that everyone around that table was at least age 35-55.
It was probably the natural reaction to a week of stress and too much cold weather boredom. Or, it could have been the chocolate covered Oreos I brought to sweeten everyone up. Perhaps it was watching one of our students throwing up on live TV on YouTube. Whatever it was, the result was a directors meeting where not much was accomplished.
One of the funniest moments was during what should have been a very serious discussion about pandemic flu communications. My boss tried, he REALLY tried to get through it without completely losing control. But, when the poor guy mispronounced a physicians name and said “Pooperstock”, the 6th grade silliness just took over. That was it–we were done. We never got close to my agenda item which was, not surprisingly, webcams. But really, how could I have outdone “Pooperstock?” That one has to be a classic!
So, what was the most embarassing “misspeak” you’ve made? I’ll bet you have some real doozies!