Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Not paradise thats fo sho
Re: OFFICIAL FAUX PAS THREAD: Personal Stories please.
OMG I put my foot in my mouth all the damn time!
A colleague (let's call her Leanne - she sits across the office from me) and me at work are really close friends. And together we hate this other colleague (let's call her Rina - she sits next to me). Now, Rina is a total biatch. She's a daughter of a rich client which is how she got the damn job in the first place. She doesn't do shit and she refuses to share any information she has. So me and Leanneusually send emails across to each other about how we cant stand her and well, u know, stuff like that.
So this one morning, Rina totally pissed me off and so I shoot Leanne an email that basically ripped Rina apart. It's a girl thing, so I was very catty about it. Anyway, 5 minutes later I didnt get a reply (when it came to bitching about co-workers, we're always prompt!) so I picked up my phone and called her. I was like "Oi bitch, can you reply my mail?" and she says "What email? I didnt get one"... I check my set items and realize that I actually sent it to Rina herself! I was in a state of complete shock and went into panic mode. I called up my boss' secretary (who's part of the trinity - it's me, Leanne and Amy in the group brought together by our mutual dislike for Rina) and told her to call up Rina with a message that the boss was looking for her immediately.
Amy, bless her heart, recognized the panic in my voice, and didn't ask any questions. A minute later I see Rina dragging her huge hips towards my boss' office. I rush over to her place and open her email (which was thankfully open), find my email (which was thankfully unread) and deleted it (from the trash can as well). While I'm doing this, I can see Leanne from the corner of my eye practically jumping up and down in panic, which doesnt help matters! Once I'm done, Rina is headed back. She looks at me and goes "What are u doing at my PC?" to which I coolly reply, "Checking to see if your media list was the latest version".
The whole thing was hilarious (in retrospect of course). When Rina had gone in to see the boss and received news that he wasn't looking for her, Amy goes "oh, I thought I heard you call Rina, my bad!" She plays the bimbo quite well, so it all worked out well in the end.