My team is in a contest with another team to see who can improve their metrics the best over the next thirty days. Each team has a bell to ring (ours in a bicycle bell) each time someone hits their goal. The bell is on a pillar that supports four cubes - mine is one of those four.
Two days ago, a coworker of mine leaned over and said, very softly, "LadySnowdon, would you mind ringing my bell for me?"
I stared at her in shock for a moment (as I processed what she actually meant) then started laughing as I said, "Ohmigosh Tammy, it sounds just terrible when you say it like that!". It took her a second to get it, and then both of us were just about hysterical. After a few minutes to get our breath back, she leaned over again and said, "LadySnowdon, would you mind ringing *the* bell for me?" and I said sure through my giggles. I got up, rung the bell and said, "There you go Tammy, I rang your bell for you". She shimmied in her seat a little and thanked me.