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#1978604 - 11/24/14 06:03 PM Re: Awkward Penguins ComplianceDude
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Me: Hello. Good! How are you doing?

(To clarify, no one asked me how I was doing. But that didnt stop me from replying: Good!)

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#1978607 - 11/24/14 06:06 PM Re: Awkward Penguins ComplianceDude
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Originally Posted By: ComplyYouMust
Me: Hello. Good! How are you doing?

(To clarify, no one asked me how I was doing. But that didnt stop me from replying: Good!)


Ugh, I do that almost regularly. Force of habit.
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#1978610 - 11/24/14 06:12 PM Re: Awkward Penguins ComplianceDude
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Originally Posted By: ComplyYouMust
Me: Hello. Good! How are you doing?

(To clarify, no one asked me how I was doing. But that didnt stop me from replying: Good!)

Happens to the best of us. Saturday night picking up dinner:

Him: How...

Me: Great! And how are you?

Him: ...(having apparently noticed my Tennessee cap)...'bout them Vols? Gonna beat Mizzou tonight?
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#1978614 - 11/24/14 06:16 PM Re: Awkward Penguins ComplianceDude
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::picks up ringing phone at work::

Hello, thank you for calling........(mind racing..where am I...read the mouse pad!!).
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#1978635 - 11/24/14 06:53 PM Re: Awkward Penguins ComplianceDude
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laugh @ MonkEE
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#1978636 - 11/24/14 06:57 PM Re: Awkward Penguins ComplianceDude
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I don't have a stuttering problem (honest), but the other day i sounded like Mel Tillis trying to get out a word (i forget which word) that normally is just another word. I think people were about ready to start a telethon for me.
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#1978637 - 11/24/14 06:57 PM Re: Awkward Penguins ComplianceDude
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Leaving a message for myself and saying: "thanks a lot!" before I hang up. crazy
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#1978645 - 11/24/14 07:01 PM Re: Awkward Penguins ComplianceDude
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This! ^^^
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#1978647 - 11/24/14 07:02 PM Re: Awkward Penguins cheekEE
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Originally Posted By: MonkEE
::picks up ringing phone at work::

Hello, thank you for calling........(mind racing..where am I...read the mouse pad!!).


Oh man, another one I'm guilty of. My old bank got taken over just a few days over 5 years ago and I still occasionally struggle to remember who I work for now and almost say the old bank name. It's especially funny now that I've been working at the new one almost as long as I worked at the old one. Old habits, blah, blah, blah.
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#1978665 - 11/24/14 07:29 PM Re: Awkward Penguins ComplianceDude
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I hear you MB Guy. I'm so pitiful that I still infrequently date the infrequent checks that I write with a "19" when I get to the year part of the date. 19-something is now nearly 15 years in the past. Am I on a slow descent into Alzheimer's?
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#1978682 - 11/24/14 07:40 PM Re: Awkward Penguins raitchjay
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Originally Posted By: raitchjay
I don't have a stuttering problem (honest), but the other day i sounded like Mel Tillis trying to get out a word (i forget which word) that normally is just another word. I think people were about ready to start a telethon for me.


When I was a HS junior, I was in an honors English class that was half seniors. I was asked to read something in class, and when I hit the word "summary" I suddenly had no clue how to pronounce it. Soo, soo, soom, suh... The seniors were in stitches.
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#1978683 - 11/24/14 07:46 PM Re: Awkward Penguins ComplianceDude
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MBH, heh. We had to give speeches in our first college public speaking class where the teacher handed out the written speeches and we just had to read what was given.

One poor guy apparently was unaware how the word "penus" was said and throughout the entire speech pronounced it "pen" with a closely followed up "us" for some unknown reason. That was a strange day in speech class.
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#1978690 - 11/24/14 07:55 PM Re: Awkward Penguins MB Guy
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Originally Posted By: MB Guy
Originally Posted By: MonkEE
::picks up ringing phone at work::

Hello, thank you for calling........(mind racing..where am I...read the mouse pad!!).


Oh man, another one I'm guilty of. My old bank got taken over just a few days over 5 years ago and I still occasionally struggle to remember who I work for now and almost say the old bank name. It's especially funny now that I've been working at the new one almost as long as I worked at the old one. Old habits, blah, blah, blah.


Lol. This is a daily problem for me! Just been at this bank a couple of months, everytime I answer the phone I prep myself with my new banks name, but still after I say, "Thank you for calling"...there's a noticable pause before I say the banks name. Lol. And I don't have a mousepad with the banks name to help me. I think I'm going to resort to a sticky note on my phone!
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#1978698 - 11/24/14 08:02 PM Re: Awkward Penguins ComplianceDude
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People who read a lot may learn a word in writing but never hear it spoken. That's what happened to my HS girlfriend, who pronounced "enigma" as "enema."
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#1978699 - 11/24/14 08:04 PM Re: Awkward Penguins ComplianceDude
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Or those who don't read a lot who may have heard the word, but don't know how to spell it, lol.
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#1978769 - 11/24/14 09:27 PM Re: Awkward Penguins ComplianceDude
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I rarely get external phone calls(rarely answer is more accurate, stupid vendors), so I often fumble a bit when trying to add a canned intro. It's not that bad if it's someone using my extension that's routed through the phone system a bit already, but once or twice I've just answered "hello?" and gotten a confused person thinking they had a wrong number.

At least I haven't responded with a "What do you want?" or "What did you do now?" like I do for some of our staff though. laugh
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#1979155 - 11/25/14 09:18 PM Re: Awkward Penguins ComplianceDude
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How about tripping and then jogging the next few steps, like, "yeah, I meant to suddenly break into a trot there. I didn't trip like you thought I did".

Or slipping on ice and landing flat on your @$$, and popping up and looking around to see if anyone saw you.
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#1979180 - 11/25/14 09:58 PM Re: Awkward Penguins ComplianceDude
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Don't know if this counts as awkward or not...Last weekend I pulled out in front of traffic on my bicycle to make a left turn, and determined far too late that said traffic was going to maim and/or kill me (yeah yeah, biking can kill you), started pumping wildly to get out of traffic's way, was going too fast for my turn, so banked sharply dragging one foot to avoid a huge drop-off, and could see the sturdy little Volvo approaching rapidly all the while, so, yelled "WOW!" in two syllables (wild-cat style), as though rather than nearly Awkard Penguining myself to death, I was merely competing in the X games.

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#1979254 - 11/26/14 02:19 PM Re: Awkward Penguins ComplianceDude
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That made me laugh...really hard. I'm glad you're okay.
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#1979769 - 11/28/14 08:26 PM Re: Awkward Penguins ComplianceDude
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The most awkward thing I have done lately is to read this thread...SAY WHAT?!

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#1979772 - 11/28/14 08:41 PM Re: Awkward Penguins ComplianceDude
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Calling my husband my ex-husband's name around his family. You could hear a pin drop until he said "no, I'm number three." Then another dead silence since his family didn't know that.

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#1979793 - 11/28/14 09:57 PM Re: Awkward Penguins DD Regs
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Originally Posted By: DD Regs
This wasn't recent, but when my wife and I got together with some college friends a few years out of school. They had just had their second child and so we were visiting them.

We were all sitting around talking having a good time and some how the one said to my wife and I, "You are just a couple happy DINKs".

Having not heard the term I asked, what does that stand for, and the wife said, "Double Income No Kids".

So, me in my ability to think quick said, "Well you are Double Income Children Keepers, that makes you a couple DI_ _ s". There was a moment of silence, then realizing what I had said, we all bust out laughing.

To this day, it comes up everytime we get together.


I don't get in here often at all anymore but this one had me laughing till I was crying. cry

I end most all of my family phone calls with "Love Ya" and ended a phone call with a male co-worker that way one day last year. Silence at the other end before he burst out laughing.
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#1979879 - 12/01/14 03:30 PM Re: Awkward Penguins ComplianceDude
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Oh Corky! I did that to the kids dad more than once in the first couple years after our divorce. Geeze it ticked me off!!!
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#1980082 - 12/01/14 09:48 PM Re: Awkward Penguins ComplianceDude
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"How are your kids?" to a co-worker who has no children.

Generally, not remembering who has kids, how many they have, their genders, ages, or names.

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#1984876 - 12/23/14 05:34 PM Re: Awkward Penguins ComplianceDude
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I thought of this thread this morning as I made an a** out of my self. I'm at the McDonalds drive thru where I go every morning to get my crack, I mean, diet coke. I'm only half listening because I already know exactly what he's going to say, "do you want anything else" I'll say no, he'll say "ok, that's going to be $1.06, at the first window". So I'm going through the motions of ordering, and I decide to open this little note my 9 year old daughter wrote me this morning. It starts out with "I love you so much , hope you have a great day..." anyway, I'm looking at it thinking she's such a sweet kid, the McDonalds dude finishes telling me how much my order is and I respond "I love you"! OMG. I was so embarassed. When I got to the window I was praying that he clicked off his headset. I played it off like I didn't say anything! Lol. Head smack. blush shocked whistle
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