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Kippie

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A variant on the phrase
« on: October 10, 2012, 03:00:00 PM »
Hello.  I'm a long-time lurker (4 years) and first time poster.  I feel like I've gotten to know many of you over the years, and it was because of this forum that I managed to stay out of trouble.

My company is going through a rough patch.  Our former CEO was forced into retirement.  The new CEO has been acting rashly, and the tension is so thick you can cut it with a knife.  I just want to keep my head down and do my job.

As I was sitting alone in the lunch room last week, the new CEO came in.  He sat down next to me and said, "So what's the word on the street?  Does everyone still hate me?"

I stared at him in shock for a few moments, then smiled and replied, "Not that you would put me on the spot or anything!"  He laughed, apologized, and dropped the subject.

If not for ehell, I wouldn't have had been able to come up with a reply on the spot that wouldn't have gotten me in trouble.  So thank you, everyone!

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Re: A variant on the phrase
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2012, 03:03:59 PM »
Well done! And welcome to the forum I mean welcome out of lurkerdom! :)
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Re: A variant on the phrase
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2012, 03:04:59 PM »
Ditto.
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Re: A variant on the phrase
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2012, 04:36:13 PM »
That's some impressive lurking and a great response!

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Re: A variant on the phrase
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2012, 09:10:06 PM »
That was great quick thinking!
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Re: A variant on the phrase
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2012, 09:19:13 PM »
What a great response! :)

Also, welcome out of lurkdom. 

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Re: A variant on the phrase
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2012, 04:51:22 PM »
Wow Kippie! Way to go! You're a fast thinker. I probably would have froze & said something stupid.

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Re: A variant on the phrase
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2012, 05:01:30 PM »
I think you handled that beautifully.

And welcome out of lurkdom!
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Re: A variant on the phrase
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2012, 06:22:21 PM »
Full of WIN !

Welcome !
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Re: A variant on the phrase
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2012, 09:38:15 PM »
Congratulations! Good save! And welcome!

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Re: A variant on the phrase
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2013, 11:38:15 AM »
Wow Kippie! Way to go! You're a fast thinker. I probably would have froze & said something stupid.

Same here. Your response was perfect! :)
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Re: A variant on the phrase
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2013, 12:26:01 PM »
Bravo, Kippie!  Welcome.

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Re: A variant on the phrase
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2013, 02:14:50 PM »
Dang, that was good.  You are a quick thinker! :D