I was greeted first thing this morning with one of those E-mail Invites from an office colleague:
It's A Small World Potluck - D*****'s Birthday
D***** is going to be stopping by for a visit on her birthday - let's greet her with a wonderful POTLUCK!
It's A Small World Theme
Think Italian, French, German, African, Moroccan, Indian, Canadian, Greek, Mexican, Chinese, Japanese, or Thai! The possibilities are endless!
I saw that the creator of the invite was online so I thought I'd try to learn more about this exciting social opportunity:
me: The possibilities ARE endless! I'm not really sure what "Canadian food" is though. Bacon and beer?
D*****: or putang - or whatever it is called and however the correct spelling actually is
me: Are you trying to say poontang?
I don't know that Canadians are "necessarily" known for that
D*****: that is NOT what I was trying to say!
me: Oh, my bad
me: My mistake. Thank you for enlightening me. My humblest apologies. When you talk to HR please convey I meant only to correct you to save you embarrassment in future conversations regarding Canadian cuisine
D******: ha ha ha....
When working for a company with a robust HR department, one must remember to always cover one's ass.
Fun sidenote: When I right-clicked "poontang", spell check suggested "pantaloon". You're cute spell check.