Conversation between me and ex boss A on communicator, the msn eqv within P&G:
A (2.17 pm): Hi
(an hour passes before I get back to my laptop from back to back meetings and see the msg)
Me (3.15 pm): Hi
ME: (long pause)
Me: (still pausing)
A: Was I the one who sent the original Hi?
Me: Ermmm .. yep!
A: [emoticon for questioning expression = raised eyebrow]
A: [emoticon for confused expression = :S]
Me: (having deduced with my sherlock abilities that A clearly has ZERO recollection of why he pinged me in the 1st place) Its OK ...just tell me when you remember ...:)
A: Yeah, ill ping you if and when i rbbr ... forgot why i pinged :S
Me: (he's just as human as the rest of us .. hurrah!) Sure thing .. ill be around only .. :)
A: cool :) see you then ..
And thus I love my bosses ... ALL of them .. THIS is what they call halo effect! :DDD