This was for a series of employee training modules at a nuclear power plant:
“That chart about the different kinds of radiation makes the radiation seem too scary. Can you make it look friendlier?”
Client: What is the opposite of Z?
Me: … of Z?
Client: Yeah, I’m doing the ctrl+Z thing and I went too far back in time. You know that scene in the Time Machine where he goes too far back in time?
Client: Like that.
Helping a client plan a trip.
Client: Is it cold in Alaska?
Me: Yes, definitely. You should bring warm clothes.
Client: So I should bring a sweater?
Me: Ma’am, you are going dog sledding on a glacier…
Me: Maybe even bring two sweaters.
I was rounding off an Instant Message chat with a German client. I intended to say “Let me know if I can help further”. Instead, my clumsy fingers typed and sent the following before I could stop myself:
Me: Let me know if I can help fuhrer.