By Julia CJane(*), a colleague of ours from Brisbane was in town today and we went for lunch as a group. We were meeting at the front door to work's building. I arrived there with Mary, the person at the next desk to me & went to go outside. Mary asked if I was going out for a smoke & I said "No", just going out.
After lunch when we came back three of us got into the lift and for some reason Mary asked why I hadn't had a smoke. Jane piped up "He's given up smoking" which led to a funny exchange
Mary: Have you given up?
Mary: Why did you lie when I asked if you were having a cigarette before?
Me: I didn't lie. You asked if I was having one and I said "No". Then I didn't have one.
Mary: When did you give up?
Me(**): Two weeks ago
Mary: No, when did you give up?
Me: Two weeks ago.
Me: When did you last see me have a smoke?
Mary (To Jane): How did you know he gave up?
Jane: He doesn't smell of smoke any more.
OK, work guessed before Wifi Wifey. Always a possibility as there are 4 of them & only one of her, but I wasn't expecting someone I only see every few months to be the one to work it out. I've asked the people in the lift not to mention it to the others.
(*) All names (Except mine) changed to protect the guilty
(**) OK, I exagerated slightly here, it won't be two weeks until late tomorrow night