Do you know someone who asks you how your family is doing and then turns around to do something else before even listening to your answer? Do you have to tell that same person the same thing over and over and they act surprised each time because they never fully listened to what you were saying the first 7 times??
If you recall, on Saturday, there was an event that required mingling. Not a natural mingler, I need to psych myself up for these events.
I made the rounds to talk with as many people as I could. It was a successful night, up until the point that I mis-heard something.
I was chit chatting with a guest and she inquired who made the pots that were right there in front of us. I figured she was referring to the one containing the hors d'oeurve that is a specialty of a co-worker. I told her that that it was made by an artist whose wife was in attendance.
Not two seconds later, my co-worker shouts over asking me who made the special hors d'oeurve with a big grin and says loudly that she made it and why did I say someone else made it. I replied that of course, she made it, at which point she told me that the guest had just explained to her that I said someone else made them.
Oops!! Over the din of the crowd, what I understood to be "pots" was really "nuts"!!! I was mortified, especially when my co-worker joked about it not one or two, but three times in the next half hour- loudly. Loudly.
She joked that I must be drinking (which I wasn't) or going nuts.
HA HA HA HA HA. TEE HEE HEE HEE HEE. HARDY HAR HAR (when was the last time you heard that?) *I'm rolling on the floor laughing*
I'm all for a good natured ribbing, not the kind that makes me look like a dunce in front of potential clients who I've never met before.
I guess she forgot the part that I mentioned to her previously about my loss of hearing!!
Which really doesn't surprise me. Perhaps I'll need to bring it up 8 times before the next event!