I love working and I love my job. That being said, there are certain things I can’t stand that must be stopped immediately.
#1: Did You Get My Email? – What do you mean did I get your email? You just sent it five minutes ago and now you are at my desk asking if I got it. Since you were coming over here anyway, why didn’t you just stop by to chat or deliver a hand-written note? What if I said that I didn’t get it? Would you then send it again? This is not a smoke signal or a message in a bottle – if you sent it, I WILL get it and I will answer it when I can which now that you’ve asked will be whenever the hell I feel like it.
#2: Can You Stop by On Your Way Out? – No. When I’m on my way out, it means I’m leaving…for the day…to go home. Not to stop by your office and talk for another 45 minutes. I’m laid back and willing to help but let’s talk at any other time of day other than when I’m on my way out. At that point, I care about nothing else besides peeling out of the parking lot, especially on a Friday, and blasting Celine Dion or something equally as obnoxious. So no, I can’t stop by on my way out.
#3: Is the smell of my fish bothering you? – What do you think? You brought fish into this office, heated it up in the microwave, carried it down the hall and now you are sitting next to me in an enclosed HR office and eating it. I admire your attempt to eat a healthy lunch but by all means, let me show you to the lunch room where there are 20 tables ready to be eaten upon. It is none of my business what you bring for lunch but if you dare bring it into my office again, someone is going down. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle style.
There are others but that is all for this episode. Now I will return to regularly scheduled programming which includes me being stoked that it is almost the weekend and that Drew and I have a Tex-Mex date tonight. Carry on and have a fabulous day!