Knowing Your Audience

Today I was in a meeting and there was a newish guy there. They’d asked him how a different review meeting had gone for him, and he said “Well I’m still walking”, meaning to suggest they hadn’t killed him.

I’m guessing, or at least hoping, he hadn’t noticed that one of the latercomers to the meeting is in a wheelchair. There wasn’t laughter and the guy running the meeting (get it, running, ha) moved on quickly.