Yeah, so, my boss’ birthday is coming up, so a group of us are emailing back and forth about getting him something. Finally, we settled on a gift certificate for a fancy restaurant.
My boss and his wife live in San Francisco, and they have a baby. I don’t know how old the baby is because I just don’t think to ask about stuff like that. So anyway, this fact lead to the following email exchange:
Random coworker: Sonia should babysit [the boss’ baby] since Sonia lives in the city, too.
Office buddy Paul: Ha ha, yes, you should, Sonia.
Me: I guess I could babysit. It’s not different than taking care of a dog, right? You take the baby for a walk, make sure his water bowl is filled and then put him to bed in the crate.
There have been no follow-up emails.