Adrian Harewood can't trust his coworkers.
If that name doesn't ring a bell, he's a Canadian journalist and the anchor of CBC Ottawa News.
So why the workplace discord in a country known for politeness?
No one told Adrian he went to work wearing mismatched shoes.
Clearly I can’t trust my @CBCOttawa newsroom colleagues. Unbeknownst to me I walked around the office all day wea… https://t.co/6IMZUFP4WM— Adrian Harewood (@Adrian Harewood) 1551832223.0
Harewood felt a bit foolish, especially in light of the fact that he had had a busy day of interviews.
@CBCOttawa I’m supposed to be a serious person. In fact, today I did a few serious things. I interviewed the respec… https://t.co/23k1R6gnE1— Adrian Harewood (@Adrian Harewood) 1551833904.0
One of his coworkers swears she didn't even notice, though.
@CBCAdrianH @CBCOttawa @PnPCBC I didn’t even notice!!!!!— Vassy Kapelos (@Vassy Kapelos) 1551845936.0
A likely story, Vassy!
This appears to be the best explanation, and we're stealing this from now on.
@CBCAdrianH @CBCOttawa @PnPCBC @VassyKapelos One might say you were maintaining your independence from those you were covering? #principles— Mark Buell (@Mark Buell) 1551834868.0
Oh, and about those shoes... didn't they feel somewhat different?
@CBCAdrianH @CBCOttawa I don't understand how this happens to people; and I do weird things for sure. Just...didn't… https://t.co/frVRPxehJ8— Ellen Braun (@Ellen Braun) 1551835862.0
Umm, yes... now that Harewood thinks about it.
@ellenbraunmusic @CBCOttawa Now you ask me...yes they did. But I didn’ look down.— Adrian Harewood (@Adrian Harewood) 1551843258.0
There's always a silver lining:
@CBCAdrianH @CBCOttawa Hey at least the socks appear to match.— Raffy Boudjikanian (@Raffy Boudjikanian) 1551832716.0
But he probably has a pair just like them at home, right?
@CBCAdrianH @CBCOttawa You probably have a pair just like it at home.— Ray Suarez (@Ray Suarez) 1551832382.0
He says "no way," but we're sending an investigative team over there STAT.
@RaySuarezNews @CBCOttawa Yeah.... really funny Ray. Really funny!— Adrian Harewood (@Adrian Harewood) 1551834020.0
Soon people chimed in with their own stories of mismatching blunders.
@CBCAdrianH @CBCOttawa I once wore mismatched earrings to work and only noticed when I took them off... at home...… https://t.co/EpnplwAPKR— Stephanie Bell (@Stephanie Bell) 1551868898.0
@CBCAdrianH @HilaryWollis @CBCOttawa My uncle once wore a dress shoe and a running shoe (with a suit). Instead of a… https://t.co/hdAtpZEwE2— J. Andrew Ross (@J. Andrew Ross) 1551846222.0
@CBCAdrianH @CBCOttawa Hey @CBCAdrianH This was me last week. I realized at noon when one foot was colder than the… https://t.co/BWclMqPWNA— Bill Hodgins 🇨🇦 (@Bill Hodgins 🇨🇦) 1551840495.0
@CBCAdrianH @CBCOttawa I wear slippers when I'm in a booth in winter, because I'm often in there alone for hours. I… https://t.co/ResH54BLBB— Di Golding (@Di Golding) 1551879966.0
@CBCAdrianH @CBCOttawa You think that’s bad? It wasn’t until my 3rd appointment of the day last Aug. to notice my f… https://t.co/t4TTEIKYZL— EAndrew (@EAndrew) 1551850516.0
These are a little too relatable, aren't they?
@CBCAdrianH @CBCOttawa Oh, you mean like when I was giving tours of St Andrew's Church last summer, and no one both… https://t.co/BReG7K84Rw— EJ Phillipson🇨🇦 (@EJ Phillipson🇨🇦) 1551833171.0
@CBCAdrianH @CBCOttawa @PnPCBC @VassyKapelos Once I walked around a newspaper office with a Velcro curler stuck on… https://t.co/iAEMSlhfhW— Nancy Forde (@Nancy Forde) 1551835269.0
I once ran into studio with two totally different shoes. Yes of course it was a standing shot. Yes it went to air.… https://t.co/hevOCspXq5— Jeannie Lee@CBC (@Jeannie Lee@CBC) 1551837432.0
Hey, Mr. Harewood, if you feel bad, how do you think this person feels?
@CBCAdrianH @CBCOttawa When you sort your trouser socks wrong and realize it's too late..... https://t.co/yUuKdvryvM— ChefSkippy (@ChefSkippy) 1551842471.0
It happens to the best of us.