A woman shared a story on how she was flirting with a colleague on a chat application while doing her work and had wanted to login to a system but accidentally type the password into her chat with the colleague instead.
Though it might seem like nothing much, but because the woman’s password are initials that make up a kinky word and she was also flirting with the colleague at that moment, everything was just at the wrong place at the wrong time.
Here is the story
“I have a really lovely colleague. We’ll call him Richard. He’s one of the sweetest, funniest, and most intelligent people I’ve ever met (yeah, ok, I do have a crush…).
We usually work in an office but we’ve been working from home for the past couple of weeks we have been working from home. Richard and I have been assigned to the same project so we’re working together pretty closely, video calls daily, becoming quite friendly.
We were chatting today on our internal messenger and subtly flirting. I’d made a comment about him working too hard and I could see the “Richard is typing…” bubble hovering above the input box. I went back to working on my main monitor, leaving the messenger app up on my laptop screen so I could see straight away when he replied.
That’s when it happened. I was running a script on my main screen. The script prompted me to input my password… Richard had just replied, the message flashed and I glanced to my laptop screen. I input the password for my script and pressed enter…. and my password popped up in the chat! I must have accidentally clicked on the window when I looked at my messages!!
That’s not so bad, right? Just explain what happened and reset my password? Well….no. It’s worse.
My password was 5pankm3.
I’m pretty sure my soul left my body at that point and I’m still waiting for it to return. Horror. Where’s the delete button?? WHERE’S THE DELETE BUTTON??? Found it! How do I explain this? What do I say?
“omg, I’m so sorry, please tell me you didn’t see that??”.
Of course he did. Does he think it was a proposition?? “I swear it was an accident. Please don’t tell HR.” A few minutes later, a video call pops up. It’s him. Oh crap.
It’s ok. He’s laughing, I’m blushing. Much embarrassed giggling later and I think we’re ok. He’s not going to report me to HR, he’s sworn to secrecy about the whole situation, and I now have a more appropriate password. I’m still cringing.”
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