The other day at work.
Brad: Did you get your tattoo? Can I see it?
Brad: Wow! It’s a lot bigger than I thought it would be!
Me: That’s what she said!!
I look around, grinning like a fool, expecting to hear roaring laughter throughout the office. I had proclaimed it loudly, after all, so everyone could hear how funny I was. As usual, no one laughed, no one said anything. The woman sitting next to me leaned over and whispered:
Renee: Actually, Jillian, when you were out of the office the other day, you missed an ethics meeting. It was about that phrase. They’re now considering it sexual harassment, and you could get in big trouble for saying it.
Later, I received an email from my boss asking me to contact HR to schedule a make-up ethics meeting.