Thursday, January 28, 2010

Mistake No. 1 (not my first mistake)

I promised I would share from my grab bag of idiotic things I have done, so here is the first installment.

In my former life as an advertising account executive (again, sales monkey), I was sitting at my desk one afternoon returning calls. I dialed up a client and was directed to their voicemail. (This was before the internet "caught on." Heck! We didn't even have computers at our desks--gasp!) So apparently, I was attempting to multi-task while leaving the message, and it went a little something like this:

"Hi! Mr. So-and-So. This is Tara Threlkeld with The Daily Planet. I was just calling to check on you and to get the information for your next ad. Just give me a call at 000-0000. (This is where I must have mentally blacked out and the Spirit took over.) For it's in Jesus name we pray, Amen."

It's true. I ended it just like that.

I have no business interacting with others on a professional level.

In my new 'occupation' I often end conversations in prayer too, but it is more like, "Lord help me not burn the playroom down!"


  1. How funny! What was his reaction to that?

  2. I completely understand!!! Sometimes in meetings here at work when the speaker says something I agree with, I hear myself say "Amen"! And I have to reign myself back in and remember where I am....SO FUNNY! :-)

  3. In college, I worked two jobs. On the weekends, I worked drive-thru at Burger King. During the week, I worked for a contractor at Mercedes. You had to radio a driver there to pick you up once you got to the gate. One day I picked up the radio and said "Welcome to Burger King, how may I help you?"


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