Like everyone, I spend a lot of time after certain situations fuming over what I should have said. Today I don't have to. Today's perfect moment, truly in the snarky spirit of XKCD and Failblog, was this:
I was sitting in the office break room on my afternoon break, reading a book. A couple of guys were joking about interviewees for a supervisor position, and eventually came around to the applicants who spoke English as a second language. (note: luckily none of these guys were actually involved in the hiring decision of said supervisor).
"What happens when one of them goes out to meet with industries and they can't even understand what he says? I don't think they have any business being a supervisor if they can't even talk English well enough to be understood."
Without even looking up, I said, "Speak."
He thought for a second, then turned bright red and glared at me. I raised an eyebrow and said, "Just making a point."
The other person at the table started to snicker at him. He got up and left.
Oh, that sweet, sweet moment of glory...
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