I was recently on a demanding project for my day job. It kept me anxious, and a little snippy. Fortunately, one of my favorite Project Managers was in charge, and he appreciates my sense of humor. We sit across from each other, and when Mike would say, “Hey, David, would you…” I’d cut him off by saying, “No.” Fortunately, it made him laugh.
I totally threw him under the bus one day. The poor guy was on two calls, literally a phone in each ear, and tried mouthing a question at me. I’m not a lip reader or a mind reader and had no clue, so I made it worse.
“Mike! I realize it’s Valentine’s Day but it’s not cool to blow me kisses – I’m a married man!”
He paled and dropped a phone as he struggled to mute both of them.
My co-workers put up with a lot, but not as much as my wife.