A guy in our office is engaged. He's a really nice guy, but like most engineers isn't quite aware of social situations.
Friday he comes up to me...
Him: Hey Anne. I checked with Larry and he said it was okay.
Anne: What was okay?
Him: Well, Larry said that it was okay that I borrow the extra chair in your cube for this weekend.
Anne: Oh. Yeah - if it's okay with Larry I guess it's okay with me. (Larry is our operations manager - so all our stuff in the office is his responsibility).
Him: I'm having an engagement party.
Him: So I just figured that it was common courtesy to let you know that I'd be taking your chair. (he names three names) are bringing their chairs to the party, so I only needed a few more.
Anne: Wait. You're saying that it's common courtesy to let me know you're going to be borrowing my chair for a party that other people in the office will be attending but that I'm not invited to?
Him: Yes. Exactly.
Anne: I do not think those words mean what you think they mean.
I'm not even kidding...that is almost word for word how the scene went down.
20 hours ago