Yeah so the other week the boss was going through the stationary order with our office manager and just before he left the room he yelled, ‘and don’t forget a box of rubbers’. At which point I spat out my tea and almost died laughing – um, in Canada rubbers are definitely not what you use to correct mistakes….actually, they are something you use to prevent mistakes.
Would have been funny though if I was doing the order and the boss found ‘Canadian rubbers’ next to the toner and post it notes…talk about an interesting water cooler conversation!
For the record a colleague of mine had the same tea spitting experience when I was telling her a story about this loud tourist I saw wearing a fanny pack….apparently here the word fanny is used to describe girl parts that reside below one’s belt. Anyway from here on in I am to use the term bum bag, although thankfully I don’t tend to find myself telling too many stories including the 80’s clip on waist accessory.