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  • Epic fail

    Sometimes my life serves as an example of “what not to do” for others.  Tonight would be a shining example of that…

    So, Pod and I went to our local theater to catch a showing of Kevin Smith’s new movie: Zack and Miri Make a Porno.  Being a good little movie goer I dutifully set both my phones to silent mode before the show.  

    You may be thinking: Both of your phones?  Yep, I have a strong need to seperate my work and home resources as much as possible.  I have two phones as a result.  Now, normally I don’t carry both around after work.  Today however, I hadn’t been home for more than a few minutes before running out for food and the movie.  I didn’t even have time to drop off my work phone.  I also don’t normally turn off my work phone.  Being a BlackBerry, if I turn it off it does all kinds of weird things to my e-mail timestamps when I turn it back on.  See, RIM, in their infinate wisdom, thought it would make a ton of sense to timestamp your e-mails when they arrive on the phone.  Not when they arrive on the server like every other e-mail client in the world does.  So, if I turn my phone off at night, when I turn it on the next morning it will look like I received a bunch of e-mails at the exact time I turned it back on.  There, you see?  A little method to my madness…

    Meanwhile, back in Shawn-makes-an-ass-of-himself land…

    Thoughout the movie my pocket kept buzzing.  I didn’t want to be a bad movie citizen so I ignored the buzzes thinking I would see what was so crazy important after the film.  As the credits are rolling I check my iPhone.  Nope, no new events there.  I then check my BlackBerry and see that I am in the middle of a call to my BOSS!!!

    *keep reading once you have stopped laughing*

    Checking my call log, I see that I pocket dialed MY BOSS 5 times during the movie.

    *I’d wait for you to catch your breath, it’s gets worse…*

    Then I checked my messages and I see these from MY BOSS

    BOSS 8:49:02PM: Your phone keeps calling me.  Are you missing me that much?

    BOSS 8:53:44PM: Your phone has called me 3 times now.

    BOSS 9:49:04PM: Hello shawn.  Your phone has called me 5 times.

    *No hard feelings if you need to take a break.  I’ll be here when you get back.*

    I think to myself: HOLY F**K!  I just pocket dialed my boss 5 times!  Well, it could have been worse.  I SMSed my boss with this:

    Me: 9:50:34PM: Crap!!! Sorry about that.  Guess I am in for some ribbing tomorrow…

    To which, my boss replied (Here’s where it get’s worse):

    BOSS 9:51PM:  Hahaha.  Well, I have a 2 minute voice mail with the f bomb about a billion times in it.  What ever you were watching was bringing it!  See you tomorrow.

    *Did I mention that it was a Kevin Smith movie we were watching?  One called ZACK AND MIRI MAKE A PORNO!!!*


    The good news is that my boss is a really cool guy with an awesome sense of humor.  The bad news is that my boss is a really cool guy with an awesome sense of humor.  Which means I probably won’t be fired, but I will be the target of quite a few jokes.

     Tomorrow’s going to be a great day.  *sigh*


    BTW: The movie was great!

    Published on November 5, 2008 · Filed under: Ramblings;

4 Responses to “Epic fail”

  1. Thanks for posting the article, was certainly a great read!

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  3. I’m just glad the conversation on my phone wasn’t you and your significant other, because it wasn’t going so well.

  4. Well, his penis anyway.This is Reid McCoy Culver. As of yesterday, we knew he was in fact a he. And as of today, he’s got his own special tag on my blog.Of course with happy news comes aggravation. No, we cannot star in a remake of “My 3 Sons” now. We already have 3 sons. This is our 4th.No, don’t be sad because I “didn’t get a girl” or tell me how hard you were hoping & praying for this baby to be a girl. I don’t care what we have. Seriously. I don’t. I want alive. If you’re the hoping & praying type, do it for a living baby. That is so much more important & concerning to me than male or female.I’ll get off my soap box now.Happy gift giving & getting day, folks.

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