Sometimes, I can be pretty thick. I admit that this was one of those times.
Since then I have finally figured out what "Hump Day" actually means, and it has become something of an inside joke between me and my work friends. Each week, we send each other knee-slapping, laugh out loud e-mails in honor of "Hump Day."
Last Wednesday, I opened my mailbox at the end of the day to this image of turtles humping...literally.
My co-worker Beth had sent it around the younger employees of my company. I had a good chuckle over it but apparently kept the e-mail open a little too long because one of our VP's walked by my desk just as I was closing the e-mail and cooed, "Oh! Look at the turtles! So cute!" I instantly got awkward and muttered, "Yea, cute" under my breath and then turned back to my desk just as she said, "Wait can you open that again? They are just too cute!"
Gulp. Wasn't expecting that! So I opened up the e-mail with the VP still cooing over how cute turtles are and how she is thinking about buying her daughter one, and that is when she realized they were in fact cute turtles who just happened to be humping.
"Oh! Oh my! WG2! You're too young to see stuff like that!" she yelled while shielding her eyes.
Luckily this particular VP is pretty cool and someone that me and the other younger co-workers can easily joke around with. So I knew that the image of two turtles humping wouldn't send her running, but what made me laugh was that the first reaction to come out of her mouth was 'you're too young!'.
It's officially been a week since the VP and I had the awkward turtle humping encounter, but she has somehow managed to bring it up in every single conversation she has had with me since (and also managed to tell the rest of the office about our awkward moment).
Which means I have become that co-worker who likes turtle porn. What a great legacy to leave behind.