Boss: What is going on here?!
Jenny: There was a Miscommunication.
Boss: A miscommunication?! There are 16 Copiers in this office. Who ordered 16 copiers?
Jenny: No one did. Clearly Wires got crossed somewhere. I’ll try To get to the bottom of this, but the copiers will be removed before lunch.
Boss: I can’t even walk to my office with all of these machines in here. How am I supposed to get any work done?
Jenny: I’m looking for the Purchase order right now to see if the mistake was On our end or on their end.
Boss: Let me know as soon as you Figure it out. I want to know who’s Responsible for this.
Jenny: Right, I’ll let you know. No doubt it was just a Clerical error. No harm, no foul.
Boss: No harm, no foul?! This Screw up has cost me half a day’s Productivity. I think that’s plenty of harm done.
Jenny: You’re right, sir. I stand corrected. I’m sure it was just an Honest mistake.
Boss: Stop Making excuses for the person responsible for this Debacle. Jenny, why are you making excuses for the person responsible?
Jenny: You look thirsty. I’ll go get you some coffee right now!Dealing With a Mistake