Friday, October 10, 2008

Well, it finally happened....

Well all, it finally happened, I offended someone here at work. After the oh so nice email to me about my unprofessional and untactful comments about people at my desk, my heart sped to Indy 500 speed like it does when I get angry. Then I thought to myself, self, I'm not going to let this boil into something that is crazy, this is an office. So I wrote the offended back thanking her and telling her that I would be more mindful in the future. I hope this took the wind out of the sails of whatever is up her butt.

What did I do you ask? I have no clue. We were supposed to have a department picture (spur of the moment type thing apparently) and I don't know why everyone chose to come to my office to be around MY desk. I do know that I moved out of MY chair when people came behind me and touched me-those are big no nos in the Book of Kristi. My friend here explained that I do not like people behind me (even the boss won't stand behind me). Let me explain about that whole issue, most of you know that I don't like to be touched by people I don't know, I'm not a touchy feely person, never have been, never will. I don't like people hovering over me because it just bugs me to death. But I digress. After a bit, when it was determined that maybe another time would be better, some people had left, I was back at my desk doing my work and my phone rings. Everyone still in my office continues to talk at top volume and I tell them "Y'all!" and make go away motions w/ my hands. I can't hear or concentrate when people are talking and I'm already on the phone. Maybe this is what set her off, I don't know.

Do I care? Not really. Why am I writing about it? Because I had forgotten for a moment that people take offense at the smallest thing. MY DH heard something at stake conference one time like you choose to be offended. I may have lost my membership in the Epitome of Sweetness and Light club.

Whatever. I'm going to the fair tonight! I'm taking my camera so hopefully I'll get some interesting pictures of the craziness that is the fair. BTW, I got my hair chopped off a la Katie Holmes so maybe there will be a picture of me as well but I'm not promising anything.

Y'all have a great weekend, I'm ready for some fair food!

Peace and love y'all

6 comments:

Michelle said...

I am having a very SIMILAR day! EGADS its in the water

Tiff said...

That sucks but the offended will get over it! Have fun at the fair, can't wait to see your cute cut.

Connie said...

You have a charter membership in the EOSAL Club. Some BODY always takes offense, it is their problem not yours:) Have a great time at the fair! DFC

Connie said...

P.S. I have a french friend...really she IS from France and she always kisses everyone on both cheeks and I am still trying to get used to that one!!!

Alona said...

Going to the fair makes everything better. I hope you had a good time. Jared was so excited.

Jayne said...

You did the right thing writing her back with cool sweetness and consideration. It's SO EASY to get caught up in office stuff, and before you know it, a simple something can escalate into a war that no one wants.

I remember one of my supervisors in the past sent everyone a copy of an article his wife had shown him that was in Cosmopolitan (go figure). One of the points was never to get involved in squabbling or taking sides because sooner or later it will interfere with work and productivity. And the bottom line for the powers-that-be is getting work done. That little piece of advice has rescued me many times.