So a manager ran late and asked me to start the conference call today. (keeping this story very vague on purpose) We’ve got a pretty big project and there are people on from an out-of-state office, and some pretty senior people.
We have really sensitive headsets, as do most offices. Adjacent to my cubicle is a coworker from a foreign country and there have been many a conversation about things there vs. here in ye olde Midwest. Side conversation happening in this cubicle will appear in bold text.
So I dial up the call and here one of those beep-beeps indicating someone called in, begin with “Hi this is (me), may I ask who joined?”
“Hi (me), this is (co-worker 1).”
beep-beep “Hi this is (me), may I ask who joined?”
“Hi (me), this is (co-worker 2). How’re you?”
YOU EAT TESTICLES?!!
“Hi, thanks, going well. [beep-beep] This is (me), may I ask who joined?”
COW TESTICLES? [other person in that conversation] Cows don’t have testicles, moron. Bull testicles?
“Hi, this is (manager). Mind if I take over the call?”
Oh, pig testicles! Do you deep-fry them?
(me) “Sounds great.”