I had taken my headphones out of my phone for whatever reason at one point in the afternoon, and I stuck them back in so I could jam out and dive back into my work. I turned on Battle Of Who Could Care Less, and noticed I couldn't hear it well. And that's when I noticed that my headphones weren't plugged in all the way, and the song was BLARING throughout the previously silent office. And I do mean full blast. I quickly lost The Battle of Who Could Care Less, because I couldn't have cared more that all eyes were on me. We have a very open concept office, and at least 50 people must've heard. It's certainly not the worst thing that could happen at work, but whenever I unintentionally draw attention to myself, I die inside. I reached to the hit the pause button, but in my panic I hit the home button instead. I continued to panic and fumble around, tossing my phone in the air like a hot potato trying to figure out how to stop the music. I finally calmed just enough to open the music app and and hit pause, and as the relief flooded me, the humiliation hit me like a frying pan over the head. I froze in place for two full minutes, willing everyone to unhear what they just heard, and counting my blessings that I found the pause button before Ben dropped his signature f-bomb.
I'm just glad I was listening to Ben Folds and not NSYNC like I've been known to listen to at work. Can you imagine? But of course I picked the song with the most annoying intro. No really, it is. Such a good song, but such an obnoxious intro, and that falsetto voice was a neon sign pointing directly at me.
But don't worry! That wasn't my only embarrassing moment. I was in our break room talking to someone earlier that morning, when I noticed my back pocket was hooked to the drawer handle behind me. I tried to discreetly unhook myself, but I realized I had failed when I started to walk away and opened the drawer with my butt.
Once again, more like the Battle of I Couldn't Care More That This Just Happened.