That One Time I COMPLETELY Embarrassed Myself

I'm trying to get an internship at Orange Coast Magazine for this summer. I'm dying to get my feet wet in the magazine industry! So, a guy at my dad's work gave me the contact information for the woman I should talk to!

I decided to call on Monday and I was beyond excited. I didn't want to mess anything up, so I wrote down some notes with the points I should touch on. I had my laptop with her name and info as well as the guy who gave me her reference. When I called, the receptionist on the phone told me I should try a different number. She gave me the direct line of Lisa Smith* the lady I needed to talk to and said that I should call back the next day.

Tuesday rolled around and I was on my way to class. I had my notes in hand and I was ready to go...or so I thought. This is how the conversation went:

She answers: Hello?
Me: Hi, this is Haley Kulik. I was hoping to talk to.......uh.......
Her: Who are you looking for? If you're looking for Lisa Smith*, that's me.
Me:...I'm so sorry. I'm going to have to call you back.
*Click. Cue dial tone*

Excellent conversation wouldn't you say? I definitely hit those marks I prepared for. Not only did I forget her name, but even when she said it I still couldn't remember if that was it or not!! Great first impression, right?! I was so embarrassed it's not even funny (okay, I admit it was kinda funny). The day before, I had my laptop which held the key to life apparently...or just her name. I figured that the notes I had would at least have her name written down somewhere but of course it didn't. I seriously thought that I blew all chances with her.

On Wednesday, I finally mustered up enough nerve to call her back and explain. When I talked to her, I was soooo embarrassed but I apologized and I think that she actually thought it was humorous. She asked me to send over some of my articles so she could look over them. She said she'd give me a call back soon! So fingers crossed everyone!!
*Name changed



Sooo happy it's Friday! I hope everyone has a great weekend!! 
~xox~

23 comments:

  1. Oh gosh, I hate when that happens. I always get so flustered on the phone. I am paranoid that the very second I call I will lose service or have to sneeze. I hope you get the internship!

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  2. Oh goodness!! I cant help but laugh. I've done hat so many times. I especially hate calling a company to ask if they're hiring or something like that. Usually if I call someplace I remind myself that they will never see my face so it shouldnt be a big deal but this is obviously different. I like being prepared too and having my notes in front of me.

    I hope you're able to get the internship and cant wait to hear if you do :)

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  3. haha that put a smile on my face this friday! That was cute!

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  4. Hahaha at least she found it funny! Crossing my fingers for you! Oh & I nominated you for a Liebster Award :) You can check out the details here: http://makingeachminutecount.blogspot.com/2013/03/liebster-award-backthatazzup-friday.html

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    1. You're the sweetest I'll check it out!!

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  5. Oh Haley, you are just too adorable. I hope you get it! That would be so awesome. :)

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  6. Haha such a fun story to read! Hoping for the best for you!

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  7. Haha I'm sorry! I'm sure everything will work out though!

    And btw, I've nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award!

    Check out this post of mine to read more about it: http://www.wonderfullysewn.com/2013/03/the-versatile-blogger-award.html

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  8. Ha...I think that I have done that a few times. I remember mispronouncing the last name of a CEO to his face. Even though I KNEW it. It just came out wrong. :) Maybe this will help her remember you and even better, appreciate you for your honesty and ability to just move on! :)

    Happy Friday!

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    1. Don't ya just hate when that happens?! Thanks! Hope you're having a happy Friday :)

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  9. Well at least you made a good first impression... she will definitely remember you :) Found your blog through follow friday!

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    1. Haha! I hope so! Thanks for stopping by xo

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  10. Hello! New follower from FFF :)

    I hate when things like this happen, but it sounds like it clearly didn't ruin any chances you had. You will actually probably stand out more than others now. I find that people love to laugh :)

    Justine
    http://sleepysinglegirl.blogspot.com/

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    1. Haha I'm hoping so! Thanks for following!

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  11. I'm following you!!!!

    If you ever come to visit and you wanna grab coffee or go on a double date let me know!!!! We live like 15 minutes from the Air Force Academy!!

    Kaitlyn (:

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    1. Yay! Thanks for following along! And that's awesome!! I'll actually be there on Friday :) I'll be watching a ton of baseball games on base hehe

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  12. Well you are definitely be memorable! good thoughts your way!!! xo Lauren of www.cornwellfam.com

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