I was designing a brochure that would show transitions from old computer technology to new to show how far the company I was working for had come and how “cutting edge” it was(n’t). In one part of it I had used an illustration of an old computer that had a black screen with green type on it. My supervisor had never said a word about it the entire time and encouraged my design stating that it was brilliant. I was brought into a meeting to present it to his boss…
Me: “So here is the design [I proceed to explain it]”
Boss: [laughs a little] “How did you come up with this? No Computers have EVER had screens that were black with green text!”
Supervisor: “YEAH, what were you thinking?” [laughing hysterically]
I stared at both of them blankly and left the room after they were done mocking me.
Later on I approached my supervisor…
Me: “So, I didn’t want to embarass you both at the meeting but…” [I hand him a paper with a list of models of computers that had this “feature”]
Supervisor: [Turns red] “Yeah, I knew that I didn’t want to say anything.”