File Under: That came out wrong
I just completed a conference call with my CEO. Nothing exciting, just Affirmative Action review with a representative from our corporate office. Corporate called us, i was in my CEO's office. Corporate asked if we were both present. Diane said "I'm here, but Jim's not. I've locked him in a closet." We then all laughed and I said "no, I'm here. I escaped!" Diane, without really thinking about her words said "Oh look, Jim's out of the closet!" At that point, her eyes got really wide, she hit the mute button on her phone and said "oh my gosh, I'm sorry for the way that sounded! I didn't mean..." at which point I said "Diane, it's just fine. I'm not offended one bit, I thought it was funny." She reiterated that she was sorry and I assured her that it was okay. The people at corporate don't know me and probably didn't even get it.