Others… not so much.
One afternoon, at my last job, my supervisor called to me as I passed by his office/cubicle, so I went in and took a seat in the chair across from him.
“I’m going to be out of the office a lot the next few weeks,” he said. He was smiling as he said it, but, he was always smiling.
“What’s up?” I replied.
Now I was smiling, waiting for the punch line. After a few long seconds, realizing there would not be one, I said, “For real?”
He gave me a shrug, like… well of course it’s for real.
I leaned toward him and said, “Boss… if a person is a natural leader, they don’t need a class for it. And… if they’re not, they can’t learn how to be one from a class.”
I never saw him turn so beet red before.
As I got up to leave, I smiled and said, “Natural, being the key word, of course.”
OKAY! Take your best guess… Was I working for a government agency?