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Office Talk: Awkward Moments at Lunch


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A friend of mine was once at a business lunch with some co-workers when she had a very awkward moment. Since they were at a Japanese restaurant, one of the guys—whose first language was not English—ordered tako (octopus). In between taking huge bites, he couldn’t stop talking about how much he loved it, but he kept calling it the wrong name. He was enjoying himself so much, she couldn’t bring herself to correct him, so for the rest of the lunch, he kept asking if she wanted any of his octopussy. I laugh every time I think about it.

Have you had any awkward/funny lunch moments? I wish they happened to me more often!

(photo by Michael Graydon)

Last modified: January 10, 2019