Friday, I drove some of the employees of my agency client to see the Andy Warhol exhibit at the Wexner Center for the Arts on the Ohio State University campus. This fact in itself is not important, other than to explain to you why I was driving around in my car with some of my clients, and where the following scenario took place.
As we were driving away from the Wex, we passed a group of college-age women shouting and brandishing signs reading "Honk if you respect vagina." I quipped, "Oh, is it Vagina Awareness Week again already?" which started us joking back and forth for a few minutes before my front-seat passenger turned to me and said, "Speaking of vagina awareness, I was bragging about you this morning." In her head, that was a perfect segue to what she had planned to say next--but to the rest of us, it was pure hilarity. We laughed for a few miles, literally, before we calmed down enough for her to finish her thought.
One of the projects I am working on for them is a series of email blasts designed to drive traffic to a website for pharmacists. I decided to tie the emails to various health awareness months. She thought that was a brilliant idea, and that is what she had been bragging about. My "Vagina Awareness Week" quip just reminded her about my email project.
Now, I often find myself talking before I've had a chance to process the impact of what's coming out of my mouth, but never to such an amusing end. How about you guys? Ever say something without thinking? What was the outcome--foot in mouth or pure comic gold?