August 9, 2012

Got myself into a spot of trouble at the inpatient job...apparently my sense of humor didn't go over well with a doctor, who got very miffed and reported me.  IMO it was nothing inappropriate but they still took offense.  So I was counseled, and appropriately so.  Can't say I was overjoyed about it, but I respect it.  Though I wasn't told who complained about me, it didn't take too much effort to figure it out...and I don't hold any grudge towards them.

Unfortunately, it's a curse of mine:  open mouth, insert foot--I've been struggling with it for years.  Fortunately, I usually only need to be told things once, so this won't be an issue again.

Oh well, live and learn.  It only serves to improve me.

2 comments:

Kolohe said...

Well, everyone has a different threshold for what is humorous or not. It's nearly impossible to ascertain where that threshold is without exceeding it. Now you know where it is. I bet your misstep wasn't as egregious as my dental hygienist's. Her employer was a Mormon. She said to her boss (in front of his wife) "So when are you going to take a second wife?"

Her attempt at humor wasn't given as reason for her dismissal, but her husband is certain it was the final deciding factor. :-/

Meriwhen said...

Trust me, it was nowhere near THAT bad! That's a line I wouldn't even come near.

Still, you're right about thresholds. I do know about the pitfalls of humor, but after a long and stressful day, it's hard to keep it in check. Just got to get better than that!