Sunday, March 10, 2013

People are so complicated.

True story! 

I was just in the company cafeteria nuking my lunch. I had some left over meat balls I brought from home. Even micro-waved they smelled AWESOME!  

So two ladies are standing nearby talking about how expensive the cafeteria food is and how they did not want to eat there. So being the helpful guy I am I just playfully said, well you ladies are welcome to some of my meatballs if you like.

 A bit of a snotty smirk and "No thanks" was the reply. 

I was wondering why the snotty reply as I took about three steps and I froze! It just hit me - I just committed sexual harassment at work!!! Holy shit! She was going to go to HR! Oh no. Do something!
So I turned back around, uncovered my dish and held it out so they could see and said "Just to be clear, I really do have meat balls." The one lady looked at me quizzically for a second then blushed then started laughing so hard she doubled over" 

Only then did I realize my  "clarification" only made it worse.  Gah

People are so complicated.


House of Jules said...


Anonymous said...

I was nuking some of my home-made bison meatballs at work once, when Really Cute Office Guy came in and said, "Wow, that smells good. What is it?" I blurted out, "Buffalo balls!" I was really embarrassed.

Maria in Oregon

NerdyRedneck Rob said...

@Jules - gracias!

@Maria - lol

Anonymous said...

Haha..maybe some food name need to change so people like those 2 girls not thinking too much/think the otherwise tahn what you mean to say.