Friday, 20 September 2013


Everybody has done it. Made a bit of a booboo when it came to interacting with people. I remember one time I had to drive a group of schoolchildren and their teacher to the bowling alley. The teacher had just gotten married and was treating his current and before classes to an afternoon of bowling and french fries. I didn't like the teacher. He was loud, he was obnoxious, he was wrong and he told too advanced jokes on the bus (they were 8 and 9 years old). But, he managed his children well and they all respected him. 

I sat at the bar waiting for them to finish so I could take them back home again and sipping a cup of tea. A lovely lady sat next to me and we started chatting. Turned out she was a teacher at the same school. And just as I was about to say something negative about the male teacher, she turns around and says she just got married to him! Oof! Saved by the bell...

This is not a story about that teacher though. Actually it's a story about the Tide Games I went to. After arriving last Friday, me and my colleague had a few drinks in our room, before heading down for some dinner. As I was waiting for my food, hanging in my chair, a man came to our table. He shook hands with several colleagues he apparently recognised and then shook mine. I asked him what he did. Was he a boss of something or other, or just a driver? 

He looked at me. Smiled. He was the manager of all managers!

I sat straight up after that. I started blushing. It was partly act, partly real. But how was I supposed to know? I had never met the man before. Nor had I seen a photo. And after he left, I still had to find out his name!! Which I know now. And I know what the big boss looks like. So next year I won't make that mistake again. Which means room for other ones...


  1. It's good to make room for new mistakes. :)

  2. Hari Om
    crikey - you mean this is a boss who doesn't have his 'phizog' plastered all over the advertising materials and branch offices of the business? I am thinking he may well be a rather good boss...

    Good to know that one WILL make mistakes. It prepares one. Sort of.

    YAM xx

  3. Oh, no! I'm blushing for you! I have embarrassed myself in the same sort of situations. Oh, well!

  4. My grandma taught me to never be impressed by a man, from a garbage worker to the King, naked they look all the same. I took this advice as motto for my life ! I never blushed (anyway I cannot blush, apparently I don't have enough blood for that)lol !

  5. It just shows what a down-to-earth man he is - and you've made an impression on him. That can't be bad:-)

  6. That was a very innocent mistake, nothing to worry about. How could you have know???


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