Reading Over Someone's Shoulder Can Be Dangerous To The EgoSubmitted by Quartermain at 2012-08-07 08:45:46 EDT
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Actual Conversation I Had Tonight At My Actual Place of Employment:
I'm typing a report on something that had happened earlier in the evening. Since I'm the only one who is not either on the phone or on YouTube, I attract a little bit of attention.
Me: Type type type.
Over The Shoulder Reader Guy: Hey, you misspelled that word there.
Me: Which word where?
OTSRG: That one there, <points> 'laptop.'
Me: (Checks spelling) No I didn't.
OTSRG: Yeah, you did. It's 'labtop', not 'laptop.'
Me: .... What?
OTSRG: Yeah, there should be a 'b' there, not a 'p.'
At this point I turn around and eyeball the other half of what is becoming an increasingly surreal conversation.
Me: ... Are you fucking with me?
OTSRG: (looks genuinely puzzled) No...why would it be called a 'laptop?'
Me: ... Because it's a little computer that you can put on your lap, and type stuff on...
Me: You seriously thought it was called a 'labtop?' Why would it be called a 'labtop? How long have you thought this?
OTSRG: Shut up and finish your report. <leaves>
Now, because the other half of this conversation belongs to my boss, I refrained from mocking him until his head exploded the way I would have one of my co-workers, or one of my siblings. But still....damn.