As most of you know, I wrote for Ford Motor Company last month, and while the post went well, I did something mortifying when I sent the copy to my editor.
The topic of the piece was Ford’s new electric car called the Ford Focus. Except I called it the Ford Fusion FOR THE ENTIRE ARTICLE.
I was so embarrassed when the PR firm pointed it out that I could hardly tell Scott let alone admit it to anyone else.
Instead I updated my Facebook page with:
Quick! Somebody do something really awkward to make me feel better about myself.
And y’all came through for me (I protected people’s anonymity because I once got mad at someone for not protecting mine in a FB comment, which looking back was perhaps me being a teeny bit oversensitive.)
(If you have trouble reading the snapshot, click here for the original FB post.)
Thank you for being as awkward as me here and on Facebook even though the particular personal awkwardness that inspired the awkward coming-together seems much less awkward a month later. In fact, I’m inspired to add an awkward moment to our repertoire…
I had an unexpected job interview last week, and when I went to call the person afterwards to mention something I had left out, I realized that my butt had dialed her cell phone a few minutes beforehand which promoted my voicemail to go something like this:
Hi. First of all, my butt dialed you earlier today and I’m so sorry about that. My butt is clearly not dialing you now though since I’m talking and um, I’m sorry about the first one and the reason I’m calling for real this time is …
At least she’ll know what she’s getting into if I’m hired.
Team awkward unite!