Little miscommunications like this always tickle my fancy, especially when they go on for a while AND involve your coworkers. Awkwardness+coworkers is almost always a good time. An incident last week went a little something like this:
Scene: Lunch with co-workers (who happen to include my boyfriend). Everyone sits around a large bar eating and talking amongst themselves. One employee (Stephanie) reads New York magazine.
Stephanie: Did you know the average amount of apartments for a woman is 6 and for a man it's 37?
Me to my boyfriend: How many apartments have you had?
Boyfriend: Oh I dunno, there were a few in college and the one I shared with my friend, and...
Stephanie abruptly: Are you seriously going to do this in front of us???
Me: What? I just want to know how many apartments he's had.
Stephanie: I said partners not apartments.
Boyfriend: Oh god, that could have gone on for a while.