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Thursday we had a congress and since the company I do my internship at is among the organizers I got to go for free. Yay! Cool speakers, amazingly luxury food and even a cool certificate by the end. The topic was multiculturalism in mental health care, so interesting too.

One of the workshops was given by my direct boss and one of the other psychologists from my division and of course I got planned in with them. So basically we were talking about the differences between how an 11 year old Moroccan boy might see my white, male boss and Moroccan, female colleague.
Yeah.  And of course I have to be the one to come out and say "White, older, man". The whole room was in stitches. He turned right red. And my mouth, without consulting my brain, decided to dig the grave a little deeper and tell him; "Well, you're not twenty anymore..."
Mood:: 'embarrassed' embarrassed
location: Home
Music:: Sky Radio
There are 11 comments on this entry. (Reply.)
posted by [identity profile] at 01:16pm on 19/03/2011
...that's bad? I mean, I can see if he got embarrassed about it, but you were just trying to say how a 11 year old might perceive it, right? (if I understood correctly). I mean, I can remember how when I was a first grader I thought sixth graders were SO much older and mature... and as a ninth grader (let alone now)... well, they seem like kids. Or, I think my younger brother and sisters as (to some extent, even though I KNOW my brother is 20 and my sisters are 16) as young, but my mom's daycare children call my brother "uncle". So it's always a matter of perspective and I don't see what you have to embarrassed about, really. :')
posted by [identity profile] at 01:56pm on 19/03/2011
Lol I know, and really? Yeah, in my eyes the guy is totally OLD. I mean, he's easily two, almost three times my age. Duh!

Which doesn't excuse me from embarrassing my bloody boss in front of his peers. While he was speaking on a congress. I'm an intern. He's the head of a division.

He's a really nice guy and I don't think he'll call me out on it (am pretty sure of it actually) but me being the intern, it's really not good form :P Me and my runaway mouth ^^;;
posted by [identity profile] at 01:36pm on 19/03/2011
posted by [identity profile] at 01:57pm on 19/03/2011
Yeah, go on, laugh! It really didn't seem as funny when it happened XD
posted by [identity profile] at 03:01pm on 19/03/2011
Yep, it happens. I. . . Yep. It will be fine and I swear you will remember it far far far longer than he will.
posted by [identity profile] at 04:24pm on 29/03/2011
Urgh, never got a notification, hence the late reply.

Heh it makes a fun (if somewhat embarrassing) story to tell on parties. He's a nice guy with a sense of humour, so I'm sure he'll live ^^;;
posted by [identity profile] at 03:37pm on 19/03/2011
Well it is a fact from an 11 year olds perspective... or a 20 somethings... truth sometimes hurts!
posted by [identity profile] at 09:31pm on 29/03/2011
Heh the guy is about 2.5 times my age, so yeah. I guess he does feel kind of old to me? Then again, what's old?
posted by [identity profile] at 10:21pm on 29/03/2011
I am!
posted by [identity profile] at 07:36am on 30/03/2011
*laughs* My point being; old depends soley on what you compare yourself with. I'm old too. Compared to a toddler or even a teen-ager I'm old. Compared to dogs, cats, the flowers in my windowsill I'm ancient. Compared to the three outside my window I'm no more than a little blip in time, let be compared to some other things. *shrugs* Just a matter of comparison right? So if you're old only depends on who or what you compare yourself with :P
posted by [identity profile] at 08:51pm on 30/03/2011
I think maybe he just has issues with his advancing age...



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