Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Three Things: Pet Peeve Edition

Watch out, Tessie, I'm stealing from you!

1) When you are on the phone with someone for business reasons and ask how they are, and they answer either a. "not good" or b. "I'd be better if x problem were fixed". Yes, I understand that you have a concern - that is why you and I are on the phone. You have either left a message or called my office and I am speaking to you to address your concern. But is it really affecting your life to the point that you cannot even exchange pleasantries? I had one person who was so upset that my office number showed up on his caller ID as an unknown number that he answered this way. Seriously?! Grow the fuck up already.

2) "Friends" who invite me to do things and then change their minds and de-invite me. One of my friends had invited me to go to the spa with her. She has a gift certificate. I don't. Therefore, I would just be going for fun and spending my own money. Well, then she realized that we wouldn't be in the same room at the same time, thought I didn't want to go as soon as she did, and suddenly declared that she wants to go by herself. And was mad that I was pissed.

3) Co-workers who ask stupid questions. Or demand that I drop what I'm doing to look things up for them.

10 comments:

Tessie said...

Number one. HATE THAT. You see, crabby fuckers, the question is RHETORICAL. It is NOT REAL. Bah.

Shelly said...

Tessie - yes, precisely! You and I are business associates, not friends. We say, "hello, how are you?" "Fine, thank you, how are you". That is the script, you fucking crybaby. DO NOT DEVIATE FROM IT!

Pickles & Dimes said...

#3 - NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

No.

Still no.

(This is my #1.)

d e v a n said...

Wow. The spa thing? That would really piss me off.

Shelly said...

Shauna - especially on Tuesday. I want to hang a sign in my office that says, "Bites on Tuesdays".

Shelly said...

Devan - the spa thing *did* piss me off. And she got all defensive about how it wasn't personal and she didn't have to explain her reasons to me, she just did so that I would know it wasn't anything personal. She just changed her mind. She doesn't understand why I'm so upset.

Erin said...

#2 really BLOWS. Sorry about that. What a downer.

And I hear ya on #1. COME ON PEOPLE!

Shelly said...

Erin - thanks, number 2 definitely blows. I'm still pissed.

Number 1 is just stupid.

The Hotfessional said...

Wrong. All Wrong.

Shelly said...

Thanks, Hot! I thought so, too.