Do not, I REPEAT, DO NOT stand over my shoulder when I'm on the telephone. Do NOT tell me what to say to people, as I'm talking to them. DO NOT CORRECT MY PHRASING. DO NOT TALK LOUDER THAN I AM TALKING, IN ATTEMPTS TO DROWN ME OUT TO THE PERSON I'M ON THE PHONE WITH.
Don't correct me every time I say something to a customer. If I tell a customer it will be 10 minutes, don't override my opinion on how long it will take. Accept the fact that I'm doing you a favor, and giving you 30 seconds to spare. Please don't make me look like an idiot to the customers. I already feel like a fool, because when I was talking to them on the phone, YOU WERE TALKING LOUDER THAN I WAS.
Do not tell to do something that you know I can't do yet, and stand by and watch me try and blunder my way through 3 different prospective methods of accomplishing the task before you correct me. Don't be that lady. For Godssake, Don't Be That Freaking Person.
Do not give me minor compliments, and expect everything to be peachy-keen between us.
I left a message on Bruce's voicemail today. It said:
Hello, this is Sarah, calling from the pharmacy. Our phone number is ###-####. This message is for Bruce, I'm wondering if it would be possible to move, so that I don't have to work with A CRAZY LADY anymore. If you could give me a call back, again our number is ###-####, and let me know, that would be great. Thank you.
My skin was peeling off of my eyeballs today. I actually had to make an excuse for being a little short with her, because it's just not acceptable in my mind to bring any of those points to light with someone you're expecting to work with in harmony for the next 2 months. I don't have to work full-time for a while, though, and that's what kept me from gouging out my eyes with hot forks of dispeasure. And that's Exactly What I've Been Praying For, can you believe it?
[Incidentally, I read all of dooce's archives last week, having stumbled across her blog during the BoB's. I have to say that I'm captivated, and that she's amazing. Also, she'd make a great president..
...OF FRANCE!!! I'm going to make a list of all of the wonderful ladies who've been occupying my reading time in a little while. Until then, go about your business.]