On a day not long ago in my office, the following conversation happened between my boss and me:
TBM: Can you write an X for me please?
Me: Yep. So to do that I just write an A and a B and a C?
Me: Okay sounds good.
**later that night via email**
Me: Hey TBM- I am attaching A, B, and C for X. Please review and give me notes for edits in the morning.
**the next morning in TBM’s office**
Me: So did you get the email I sent you last night?
Me: With the A, and the B, and the C? Did you look at them?
TMB: Huh? Oh, yea. They look fine. Print a hard copy and I’ll give them a glance.
*prints hard copy and takes to boss*
TBM: An A and a B? Why did you do that?
Me: I asked you… you said … wait, I wasn’t supposed to?
TBM: No. You just needed C.
Me: But I…. we JUST talked about this… you said you read my email. Did you?
Such is life in the office of a brilliant, but scatterbrained!, boss.