One of the executive assistants, Jee, was just walking around frantically saying loudly, "Hello? Anyone?" Now, Streats and the CFO are on some big hooha conference call (about what I have no clue) so I am the only one back here in Accounting. Jee pokes her head in my office and while scanning around says, "Where is everyone?", and disappears back around the corner. And she was still pacing the hall wondering where "everyone" was.
"Hey!", I blurt, "What the heck am I?"
She pokes her head back in and says, "Oh, I'm sorry I didn't see you. Besides, I'm looking for someone important."
A nanosecond later, after she realized what she had said, she backpeddled, "I mean Jr. or the CFO! I have a Board Member on the line."
Poor girl was left to tend the phone line and no one told her where everyone was. Typical. Thank goodness we're getting an automated phone service starting next week. I told her about the conference call and she thanked me. I could tell she still felt bad for not only not acknowledging my presence in a room but for also calling me unimportant. I smiled and said, "Ohhhh, my invisible sign was on again. It must of threw you off." I laughed; she returned the smile.
I think that made her feel better.