Tuesday, February 21, 2006

What's Yours Is Mine

The stupidest thing I did today had nothing to do with butchering the German language. This morning I made coffee and brought it to everyone as always. It just so happened that the coffee I made for myself and the coffee I made for NewGuy were poured into identical mugs.

Later, NewGuy was having IT problems, so I went to his desk and called our IT Hotline in Germany. I was speaking German to the Tech and we were trying to figure things out. Then I put the Techie on speaker phone. Meanwhile, I was drinking my coffee. "That's mine," whispered NewGuy. I didn't really hear what he said. "That's mine" he said again. I guess he didn't want to interrupt the guy on speaker phone, so he was trying to subtly get my attention. I thought he was talking about the pencil I grabbed. 'Relax NewGuy,' I was thinking, 'I'm not going to steal your pencil. Calm Down.'

Then, about 30 seconds later as the Tech was droning on about checking the connections to the docking station, I realized what I was doing and yelled, "Oh shit! Is this your coffee?" I looked down at the mug that I had just stained with lipstick. "Oh my God, I'm so sorry. [pause] You should have said something."


MCMCMCLY said...

Cups, I need your shoe size and mailing address. Send them to me on friendster will ya?

Cupcake said...

See, I thought you asked for my cup size and my mailling address; then I read it again. Jetzt ist alles klar.

MCMCMCLY said...

Well, cup size as well i suppose. I am waiting. Shes eine nette Dame ja?