mercredi 21 janvier 2009

The death of a career

I'd been at HQ for a series of meetings, that culminated in a large group meeting. At this meeting, the big boss - a lady of a certain age - presented how the company stands in relation to the current 'crise economique'.

So, it was an important meeting, covering serious issues and delicate subject matter. At the end, the big boss asked if there were any questions.

"So that's everything from the agenda covered, does anyone have any other questions?"

Silence all round.

"Well", said the boss, "they don't have to be questions about things we've discussed today - they can be about anything. Anything at all".

"I've got a question", said my lovely, if somewhat misguided colleague.

"Marvellous", said the boss, "what is it?"

"Do you dye your hair?"

Once again, silence descended as everyone looked at the floor.

16 commentaires:

Lane a dit…

*Gasp*

what was the answer?:-)

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Lane, she said

"yes I do. Any other questions?"

without skipping a beat. Classy.

conortje a dit…

Oh but travelling - admit it, it was your good self that asked wasn't it :-)

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Big C - I'm not admitting or denying anything. Je refuse.

softinthehead a dit…

Classy lady:) On the subject of your previous post, remember you cannot please all of the people all of the time and this is your big day, I do remember mine, it is in the distant past now - but we travelled back to the UK from the States for the occasion, booked a pub, laid on food and drink and invited all and sundry - it was lovely how many people turned - sure some couldn't but that's life....and this is YOUR party. :) Good luck

CawfeeGuy a dit…

hey at least your co-workers know that veal and chicken cutlets don't come from the same animal. sweartuhgawd.

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Softy - sounds lovely - not sure with my bunch of reprobates it's likely to go as swimmingly...

CG - what animal IS that? A cutlet animal?

The Cutlet: Only seen on Cutlet farms, it is extinct in the wild having been hunted by the tooth fairy, santa claus and the boogey man...

Valleys Mam a dit…

Thud -P45 in the post

Daryl a dit…

Amazing ... I am giggling ... did anyone ask who she uses?

Anthony a dit…

Tee Hee ..... what more can be said .....

cb a dit…

I would have been hard pressed not to burst into a fit of giggles.

12ontheinside a dit…

Bwahahahaha.

I totally would have snorted. Much like I did just then when I read about it.

Also? Now I want a cutlet animal.

travelling, but not in love a dit…

VM - luckily the boss has a sense of humour...

Daryl - apparently it's the gay boy in the village...or so she says, often enough.

Anthony, not much, I hope...

travelling, but not in love a dit…

CB - trust me, I couldn't look at anyone else for fear of doing exactly that. I'm a natural born giggler....

12oti - I also want a cutlet animal now you come to mention it. Do you think they are house-trainable?

Louise a dit…

I love your colleague! Misguided, yes, but every work group needs someone that makes people spit out their coffee!

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Louise - if it's not this colleague, it's me. trust me, I make people snort coffee more times than appropriate....