This looks like a Photoshop gag from The Onion but for Lance Futch it was an all too real encounter with the leader of the free world. Due to a misunderstanding the 26 year old polo shirt wearing employee of a solar company thought he was attending a casual event for veterans where he would meet with a federal official to discuss jobs. Instead he was ushered into a small room where alongside several CEOS in suits the “federal official” turned out to be the President Of The United States.
I like how Obama gets a name card as well.
This is like in school when you would show up to class and everyone has their presentations ready to go, all prepared to give a speech in front of the class and you thought it was due next Tuesday.
Futch told reporters: “I was told that it was going to be an informal event — that it was going to be business casual. So when President Obama walked in the room, I’m looking down at my white polo going, ‘Well, if I would have known this, I would have worn my military blues or at least a suit and tie.’ I admit I was feeling a little underdressed at the moment.”
Yeah, yeah, we know: half of you hate him- I get it, go rant in the comments, but put that aside for five seconds and think about this situation for the sake of the delicious awkwardness that this poor guy must have felt.
A representative from the company said; “We thought they wanted a representative from our company in the audience. Turns out they wanted the representative for a special round table with the president. Due to this mix up we sent my friend … instead of the CEO.”
To top it off Futch is a member of The National Guard and when meeting the Commander and Chief, thought; “Honestly one of the first thoughts to go through my mind is: ‘My commander on the base is going to kill me for this.’ I should have known better.”
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We’ve all had that moment at work where you are totally unprepared and you walk into the meeting and everyone is waiting for you to throw your two cents in but you don’t have any change. However Futch decided to wing it and even told the president about his company, Vivint Solar. See, it’s all good; I hate dress codes anyway. Besides, doesn’t Obama wear mom jeans?
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Source: NY Post