Appropriate ResponseAugust 10, 2015
We're not even exaggerating here. This really happened.
Maybe Amanda didn't say all these things, but when Jeff opened the invoice for the 2016 Karen Hallion calendars, all he said was, "Oh, that's not right." The rest of us watched Amanda's eyes widen and all manner of different kinds of anxiety flicker across her face. She may not have said all this out loud, but she really really thought it. All she actually said was a very measured, very delicate, "Um. Jeff? What...Um, what's going on?"
The bill was lower than we expected. Not by a lot, but by enough that Jeff noticed the numbers were off. That was all that concerned him--the possibility that the math may be wrong. But in Amanda's mind, we were already on fire and sinking.
That makes Amanda the best personal assistant ever, and it also makes us all really glad we're not her.