It’s always important to make a good impression on your boss, especially if it’s your ‘new’ boss!
If you are planning on having a meeting or dinner with your boss, you and your partner will want to be on your best behavior and be ready to impress! Because, just as it’s important for the employee to make a good impression on the boss…it is also important for the employee’s spouse or partner to make a good impression too.
That was the case for a Redditor whose wife’s boss invited them over for dinner.
As Reddit user defenestrate_me_now explained,
My wife’s boss from her brand new job invited us over for dinner. On the drive over, my wife reiterated many times to me just how important it was to make a good impression.
I scoffed and arrogantly informed my silly wife that I always make good impressions.
His wife’s boss was a single woman in her 50s, and when the couple joined her for dinner, things appeared to be going well. The husband was confident that he’d made the best possible impression over their appetizers. Yet when it was time for the much anticipated main course, a steak, things took a turn for the cringe-worthy.
Now, I’ve had my fair share of rare steak. I prefer medium, but I can handle rare. This was several-minutes-on-a-hot-grill short of rare.
I probably could’ve resuscitated the cow had I tried. Instead, I sat there fidgeting with my knife and fork, worrying about how I was going to get away with not eating this steak.
And that’s when the husband decided that the best possible course of action would be to hurl his undercooked steak out of a nearby window while his wife’s boss was out of the room.
I knew I had to be decisive, realizing that she could return at any moment. I committed. I grabbed the steak with my hand, gently shook off the juice and executed a perfect throw right through the center of the open window.
After the husband “committed” to his decision to chuck the ultra-rare steak out of the window, he immediately learned that the window was actually closed… and had been closed the whole time.
It was the cleanest fricking window you’ve ever seen in your life. That is, until my mostly raw slab of steak slammed up against it and slowly slid down leaving a trail of bloody juice in its wake.
My wife – who’s steak was a nice medium rare and was unaware of my predicament – turned, jaw dropped, and stared at me like I was an alien from another planet. This look then slowly morphed into more of a there-is-no-place-on-this-planet-you-can-ever-hide-from-me expression of demonic anger.
Naturally, his wife’s boss came running in. The thud was loud enough to get her attention. The two women stared at him and he was left to come up with the most cartoonish of explanations.
‘I… I’m so sorry. I am such a clutz… I don’t know… I was just cutting it.. and… it… … it slipped… just ask my wife, I really am a clutz… right honey?… (no help coming from that direction) … I will clean this up… I can’t believe this… I am so sorry.’ etc… etc…
In the end, the husband was forced to eat the steak to save what tiny bit of face he had left.
The husband also dealt with the dreaded “silent treatment” from his humiliated wife after the disastrous dinner.
The good news is that the boss took the whole thing in stride, and the wife declared that she loved him… but that there was NO way he’d be living his actions down anytime soon!
Since defenestrate_me_now’s story went viral, his wife chimed in with her own take on the event and needless to say, her version is hilarious:
I look over at my husband and see him holding his steak in his hand, hovering it just an inch or two above his plate. Before I had a chance to fully comprehend what I was seeing and verbalize something that might have saved all of us from the coming horror…. he threw his steak – baseball style – across the room straight into the dining room window. It hit the window, making a loud noise, and slowly slid down.