Tuesday, May 25, 2004

This is an Actual Phone Conversation with a Consent Editor

Me: Office of Protocol Compliance*, this is Dave.

Her: Yes, I'm calling to check on the status of my protocol.

Me: Sure, what's the number?

Her: 04215.* It went to the meeting this week, and I haven't heard anything back about the consent being approved.

Me: Let's see. [scrambling to pull up documents]. Yes. It was approved with a few contingencies... You should be getting a memo from the OPC* coordinators in the next few days.

Her: I haven't gotten one yet, should I expect it soon?

Me: Yes, ma'am. If it's not already in the mail on its way to you, it should be sent out in the next day or so.

Her: Okay... So can I have your phone number?

Me: [puzzled expression] Sure. My extension is...

Her: No, I mean your home phone number?

[Long pause.]

Me: Can I ask why you need it?

Her: Because I saw you in the meeting, and frankly, I thought you were pretty hot.

[Longer pause]

Me: Well, that's a pretty good trick, considering I wasn't at last week's meeting?

Her: Who said I'm talking about last week's meeting?

[Even longer pause]

Me: Um... I don't think that's a good idea. But thanks.

Her: Really? That's too bad. [stifled giggle]

Me: [thinking "Wait a minute... I recognize that laugh."]


So yes. My pregnant, married coworker. She's oh so funny. The sad thing is, she had me going all the way until she laughed.

The sadder thing is, I'm kinda disappointed it was a joke.

*Not actual names or numbers. You think I'd leak info out like that???

(I'll deliver with the fun vacation stories tomorrow. I'm meeting the folks for dinner tonight. Later.)

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