Special Ed Strikes Again
Ok readers it is time for a silly boss story to be posted. I have previously posted a story (Missing: One Brain Cell Possibly More) about my boss and promised more so I decided to make good on it today. All stories about my boss are true I swear. So here it goes.
This is the time of year that we start looking at budgets for the fire center operation costs for the upcoming summer. It is always a little stressful to try and break it down and come up with a number that will satisfy everyone involved. Keep in mind this was last year and after what happened I am not sure he will want my opinion this year lol.
My boss (Special Ed) came into my office and sat down to go over it with me. He likes to do this and get my input since I am over there and I know what is going on. Well we got right to it and started going down the list. It is pretty standard stuff like supplies, training materials, and day-to-day things. Then he gets towards the bottom of the page and gets this very perplexed look on his face. I sit there watching his face contort in confusion waiting for him to tell me what is on the page. Finally he speaks up and asks me what this certain charge is for and why it is so much, this is how the conversation went:
SE: “What is a face smile and why am I paying $300 for it?”
Me: “A what?!?! Can you repeat that again?”
SE: “A face smile, a face smile, what the hell is a face smile??”
Me: “OMG are you serious? Did you just say what I think you said?”
SE: “Yes a face smile, what is that, I am being serious? Can you please explain this to me?”
At this point all I can do is stare at him not really believing my ears, my brain actually starts to hurt trying to process this information. Then here comes the laughter. At first it is just a little giggle then as I think about what was just said I start laughing harder and harder. The secretary across the hall actually came and checked on me because I was laughing so loud and so hard. I just could not help myself and I think at one point I peed a little. This was the type of fit that your stomach cramps up, there are tears running down your cheeks, and you start making the retarded faces because no noise is coming out just a little gasping sounds as you are trying to inhale before you pass out.
Poor Special Ed is just sitting there asking me to explain to him what is so funny. I finally calmed down enough to tell him what is so funny. He was looking at the charge for the FACSIMILE’S!!!!!!! As soon as I said it I started laughing again, this really just struck me as hilarious. Special Ed at that point reminded me who signs my timesheets and that my yearly evaluation was coming up. He jokingly told me that I am replaceable.
Now for some reason these are the times when my brain misfires or something and comments fly out of my mouth before I can stop it. I don’t know why and usually I regret it as soon as I am done speaking and I have regained control of my mouth, but not this time. What I said next was perfect for the moment and has become a legend in the office. This is what flew out:
“Can you confirm that with a face smile?”
At this point one of my co-workers in the next office that was listening to the whole thing exploded with laughter with me. Special Ed at this point just hung his head with defeat and shuffled up the hallway disappearing for a while. He did eventually come back. When he did he peaked around the corner and asked if I was done laughing at him so he could come back to work.
We still joke about it in the office from time to time and laugh all over again. God I love my boss some days, he definitely keeps things very interesting for me. So next time you are around a fax machine just remember according to Special Ed it is a face smile lol.