The One including 'Elephant's Child' Meme - well I had a go

Dear reader, I have a colleague.  I have many but this colleague works for me.  She doesn't have much opportunity for business visits and outings but last week an excellent invitation arrived in my inbox.  I whizzed it to her with an instruction to go to London and attend a seminar and mingle over a buffet lunch. 

Petra was excited. She Googled the location, she filled in the on-line registration, she persuaded her husband to escort her to the office door in case she got lost.  She was organised.  She was going to smash that seminar. 

The day arrived and she dressed in business finery for her grand city banking adventure .  She was royal in her attire and had a spring in her step.
I then got a call.  'Anna,  can you look at the invite, they aren't expecting me! ' I stifled a choke. No, oh no!

I looked.  It was the next day!  Ooops.  We all laughed.  

An hour and a half later she was sitting at her desk in the office. A little red.   Meanwhile I got a call from our banker saying 'you know Petra turned up a day early.'  I said 'yes, she doesn't get out much. '

Today she attended second time around, apparently teased quite a bit at by the bank staff.  She held her head high. We have respect for our Petra, but I won't be sending her on an airplane any time soon.

10 comments:

  1. Much better than turning up a day late though!

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  2. Love it. And feel for Petra. I am always early, and often have to walk round the block for a while, but haven't (yet) been a day early.

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  3. Poor Petra, will she ever live it down?

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  4. Petra doesn't have any American relations, does she? I think she and my wife are surely related.

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  5. Thing like that can happen at times, glad that she finally made it.

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  6. Better early than late. Petra sounds a bit like Lady Magnon.

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  7. Oh poor Petra, glad it all worked out!

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  8. My wife, who would lose her head if it wasn't so neatly attached, did this before with a work seminar. She showed up exactly one week early, walking into a meeting full of people and wondering why she didn't recognize any of them. Her coworkers still make fun of her because of it.

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  9. Lol! Glad it all worked out in the end. What a lovely tale.

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