Today, at work, The Boss told me I couldn’t take a toilet break.
We’d organised a seminar for which I was the emcee. My responsibilities included welcoming the attendees, announcing the house rules, introducing the speakers and at the end, thanking everyone for their participation. It was a no-brainer, anyone could do it.
We were nearing the end of the seminar and I anticipated that the speaker had about 10 more slides which meant anyway between 15 – 30 minutes left. I told The Boss “I’m just going to run to the washroom.” I turned to leave when I heard her exclaim “No! You can’t go! You have to stay till the end!”
What the heck! “Yes, I am. I’m just going to pop into the washroom, it’s just around the corner and I’ll be quick.”
“No, you can’t go, you’re the emcee!” She glared at me and I glared back.
I went and when I got back, no one died.
What weird/ strange instructions have you ever received from a superior at work?