I accidentally hurt someone's brain today.
BG: our region has two main industries: oil and agriculture. If you're not involved with one, then you're involved with the other - or both! end/BG
Our company does a lot of work in oil. Staff often have to go out into the field, visiting remote sites with numerous hazards.
Our "working alone" policy is that if someone is on site by themselves, they have to check in, and at the end of the day, they call in to let us know when they are expecting to return.
So, at the end of the day, I called one of our staffers and we had this conversation.
Me: "Hi, I'm just calling with an end-of-day welfare check and wondering when you will be back in."
Him, sounding very puzzled, "Um. I'm fine and sitting on a tractor."
Me: "A tractor?"
Him: "Yes. I said I would be out in the field yesterday and off today."
Me (finally realizing that we've misread his message and that he's helping with harvest) "Oh! So you're out in *the other kind* of field!"
We both had a good laugh, and he said he appreciated me calling him to check up.