So as I’m sure I’ve mentioned, my office is tiny. As in: Me, TBM, and sometimes his son working as a paralegal/office manager (but the son is now gone until summer). So we’re friendly and informal. Add to that the fact that I am 24, and my boss is 57. He has three children all in their 20s. I often think he treats me more like a daughter than an employee, which is nice.
Anyways… when things ARE so friendly and nice and semi-familial… someone is bound to slip. I’m just glad it wasn’t me.
On my voicemail when I got to work today:
TBM: Hey Lyndsey this is TBM. I just wanted to let you know that I’m probably not going to make it into the office until early this afternoon and I wanted to see if you needed anything. Give me a call if you do, mmk? K. Love you.…. I mean… um, SORRY! I thought I was talking to one of my boys… or really I mean I was filling out this paperwork for [son’s name here] and I was just thinking of him and I got confused and… well I mean I didn’t mean it. Okay well ummmmm I’m going to go now okay BYE.
*cue me cracking up in my office for a solid 2 minutes*
It’s hilarious because I’ve done the same thing–albeit not to a boss–but hey, it HAPPENS. His reaction though was hi-larious. If I knew how to upload an audio clip from my phone to my computer I just might consider it.