Last Friday something really embarrassing happened to me. I hope nobody noticed. Well, some people did, but I hope not that many people noticed.
It was the end of a long day, and I was rushing to complete all my tasks so that I could go home. I looked at the clock in my PC and it was already 6:30.
“Wow, time sure has passed quickly today”
I rushed and rushed and managed to pack up my laptop at 7:15pm.
Or so I thought.
On my way out, my colleagues were looking at me real funny. “Wow, ” I thought. “Everyone is working overtime today.”
I’m sure my intelligent readers can guess where this story is going.
My team leader called me into her room and asked me, “why are you leaving so early?”
“Isn’t it 7:15?” I asked.
“No, it’s only 6:15”
So shy la! I was speechless trying to think of a way to explain myself, but all I could think of was telling the truth.
I think my PC clock must have applied daylight savings or something, moving my clock forward by one hour.
In my defense, the sky was quite dark that day.
My team leader was very understanding and we had a good laugh about it.
I returned to my desk, where I spent the next 15 minutes trying to look like I planned this all along. I tidied up my drawers, flipped through my calendar in a businesslike manner and re-arranged some papers on my desk.
Have you ever done something like this before? Share your embarrassing moments (so I won’t feel so alone)
P/S: My apologies to readers visiting my blog over the weekend. The web host server was down due to a DDoS attack.
P/P/S: My apologies to readers visiting my blog now. It seems like Nuffnang is causing the page to load too slowly. But over the past weekend, Streamyx seems to be having issues too. Sigh…
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