I could not help myself. It is my nature.January 4, 2008
I was reminded of the tale of the frog & the scorpion today as I needed to get onto a web forum to look up some information. My co-worker had already registered for the forum, which he told me was a laborious process. I asked for his login/pw combo, as I didn’t need to type anything, just look up some info, but the boards were viewing restricted to login only. He hesitated for the briefest moment, then gave me the info. The hesitation made me think “what, does he think I’ll post something inappropriate in his name? Hey wait, that’s a great idea.” Seconds later, I’m in the General Info section of the forums and the following new post is up:
Who Here Likes Cock?
I can’t get enough of it, personally. Normally I like it in my mouth, but sometimes it’s fun to have it smeared around my face. Oh well, thanks for sharing!
Then, I hit Submit, but not before clicking the “email me with any responses to this topic.” After all, a joke’s not funny if the recipient never finds out. Twenty minutes later I get the ranting phone call from his extension. Apparently he was banned from the forum, and he found out about the thread when someone responded with “This guy is 100% correct!”
It occurs to me that it may be difficult earning his trust in the future. Our discussion of the incident ended with him saying “The fault lies with me. I trusted you & I shouldn’t have and I knew better.” Clearly next time I will need to sit down at his desk while he’s out. Thank god for persistent cookies.