We, three team members, were gathered at one cubicle and were discussing about some defects when our Senior Project Manager (SPM) came. We were little worried as he had told in the last meeting that the defect count in our project was raising and should be checked. He saw three of us standing there actively discussing something technical which he could not understand. He was in a very happy mood, and saw one more team member approaching the scene with a slip on which was written a defect number. And here is what followed:
SPM: (smiling) Defects?
One of us nodded, and the fourth guy talks something about his defect to us.
SPM: One more defect...good
SPM moves off to the next cubicle where a Junior Project Manager (JPM) sits.
SPM: What is the planned work % to be completed?
SPM: How much did we complete?
SPM: Any surprises?
SPM: (happily) good
And left the place !