Big "Faux Pas" you've done

  • ndbilly

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    Sep 04, 2013 1:57 PM GMT
    Hi All,

    I had a really amusing and embarrassing thing happen at work yesterday while presenting to a client.

    I was going through a big piece of a work we had done for a client and I was trying to say that we had really gotten under the skin of this problem...

    Unfortunately what came out was that I said, " we have really gotten under THE SKIRT of the problem...."

    All men in the room cracked up. 2 of the 4 women laughed seeing my embarrassment. 2 women shot me daggers...

    WHAT WAS I THINKING! One thing is for sure, it broke the ice!

    Anyone else have amusing stories to tell? I am sure everyone has stuck their foot in their mouth at some point or another...

    Billy
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    Sep 04, 2013 2:07 PM GMT
    Oh.. haha Do they know you are gay?

    If not I bet they think you get laid... A Lot! Now at least, or think you were horny.. girls probably liked that
  • ndbilly

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    Sep 04, 2013 3:03 PM GMT
    Colleagues know...

    These clients don't.

    One of them laughed and said, "Billy, you mean Skin..." through his laughs, then asks what I have on my mind!

    I turned to the screen thinking "YOU HAVE NO IDEA" under my breadth as it is most definitely not about anything under skirts!

    Hey hey...
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    Sep 04, 2013 3:13 PM GMT
    ^
    Lol.. I knew it
  • Bunjamon

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    Sep 04, 2013 3:47 PM GMT
    In university, we were hosting a potluck at our apartment and one of my roommate's friends whom I hadn't met before was over. It was a Thursday night. After we finished eating, she announced that she needed to head out so that she could make it to her Bible studies group. Thinking that she had just made an absurd joke, I practically spat out my food with laughter and said,

    "You're going WHERE?!"

    And she replied, cool as a cucumber, "To Bible study."

    Realizing that she wasn't kidding, I choked on my words and pulled by fat foot out of my mouth and said, "Oh, I'm sorry. I thought you were kidding. Bible study...wow...cool."

    Whoops! icon_eek.gif

    Funny thing is, though, that most of my friends would have made a joke like that in mixed company. They would have announced they were on their way to Bible study and when questioned, would have revealed they were going to a burlesque show or to the indie cinema or what have you. Oh well, I learned my lesson and did NOT make a new friend.
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    Sep 04, 2013 3:53 PM GMT
    I once gave a client the wrong list of proposed prices. I emailed her my working copy that contained my cost, and GP markups. Good thing she was kind of dumb, so I managed to 'flub' my way through it and convince her it was my inventory tracking spreadsheet. She still ended up signing on with the company... LOL... Valuable lesson learned!!
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    Sep 04, 2013 5:24 PM GMT
    "The fingering in driving me crazy - put your cock in."

    It already was. icon_redface.gif

    He left in a huff.icon_mad.gif
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  • ndbilly

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    Sep 04, 2013 10:15 PM GMT
    Upper_Cdn said"The fingering in driving me crazy - put your cock in."

    It already was. icon_redface.gif

    He left in a huff.icon_mad.gif
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    Awesome!!!!
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    Sep 04, 2013 10:58 PM GMT
    A straight older friend and his wife had 3 kids. I saw them at a party and asked her when she was due? Only problem was - she wasn't pregnant. She hadn't lost the weight yet. Who knew? I was only 20-something at the time. I've learned a lesson: Never ask a chunky woman THAT question - ever.
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    Sep 04, 2013 11:45 PM GMT
    My life is one big faux pas.
    Does anyone else wonder how straight men talk to each other?
    I have a feeling I'm always saying something too affectionate when I talk to them.
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    Sep 05, 2013 1:27 AM GMT
    I'm at a fancy gay dinner party and one of the hosts mentioned that before he got into fashion and event planning he'd performed in the original Broadway cast of the Gershwin tribute musical "Crazy For You." I told him I'd loved the show and saw it soon after it opened but couldn't recall which character he played. His response? "The black one."