So today I (35m) was in a meeting with my boss (27f) and a few other colleagues discussing a new project we were working on. We were going over some details and my boss was explaining something to me when I accidentally called her “mum.”
I immediately realized my mistake and apologised profusely, but the damage was done. My colleagues couldn’t stop laughing and my boss just looked at me with a mix of amusement and disbelief.
To make matters worse, I found out later that the entire meeting was recorded and shared with the rest of the company, about 200 people).
I’m now known as the guy who called his boss “mum” in a meeting.
After that while we were having lunch, my boss even disturbed me and told me to go and chope a seat while ‘mummy’ buy for you what you want to eat.
Throughout the whole day, my colleagues will come up to me and ask me ‘where’s your mummy’.
Just thought of sharing the story.
Lesson learned: always pay attention to who you’re talking to in meetings and never, ever call your boss “mum.”
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