A funny happened at work today. I will, of course, change the name of the party so as not to embarass and get myself fired. I like my job. I don’t want to be fired.
Background: The CTO of Match (Mike P) has a line at the bottom of all his emails. It is a quote of Vince Lombardi. "It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get back up." That’s a great quote. Lots of truth there.
So somebody made a mistake this week at work that was pretty obvious to everyone. We had a company meeting today that a person in the management of the company (we will call him "Bob") was leading. This very nice and intelligent man is not a native American (I don’t mean Indian, I mean he wasn’t born in the US), and apparently doesn’t know all of our slang.
So he’s talking about the high points of the week. And they were nice high points. Then we came to the bad event of the week. Now, imagine you’re in a room with about a hundred other people, and you hear Bob talking to you, saying something like this...
"There were some negative things about this week, but we learned a lot from it. Mike has a quote on the bottom of his email that I think is very appropriate. ‘It’s not how many times you get knocked down, it’s how many times you get knocked up.’"
We resumed the meeting...after laughing for several minutes...Bob...please don’t fire me :)