I wasn't feeling so well at work yesterday. Very light-headed and extremely tired. The sun had finally come out and I was over dressed and hot, and it had been a long walk to the part of the vineyard we were working in and the walk nearly did me in! So I talked to the senior supervisor I work with (M) and told him I didn't think I could work on the hill block of the next vineyard we were to go to, told him I wasn't feeling well, etc.
He said that was fine, he was going to have the guys do the hill and keep the girls on the flats anyway. He asked if I needed to go home, I said I was fine and would try to stick it out. As I went into my own row to work, he commented that my face was very red (and I didn't look so good).
"I don't have sunscreen on," was my reply (I don't burn if it is cloudy, which it had been all day up to this point). "And I am not walking all the way back to the car to put some on and come all the way back over here."
M said that G, the boss and owner of the vineyard we were working in (who is known for being grumpy), would appreciate my dedication. Which I decided he should be informed of.
"Tell G I'm burning for him."
Five second delay to realise what I just said (and very near to G's house too), followed by "No! Not what I meant! SUNburning!" to a chorus of laughter from those with a good grasp of the English language.
The good news: G probably didn't hear, and the clouds came back and I didn't burn.