Friday, March 7, 2008

Rant for 03 07 2008

Let me preface this by saying, I love my job. I love what I do, I enjoy helping people, and I'm pretty darn good at it. Lately, however, I have noticed a lack of manners. And the kicker? It's not from the "younger" generation that you would think. It's typically older people. My desk is out in the lobby. It's not particularly conducive to privacy, and it is a struggle. I find it extremely rude when people figure that since there isn't a person physically there, you aren't doing anything. For example. I'm working on one issue for person A. Person B just sits right down and then gets offended that I'm not instantly available! Same thing goes for the telephone. My friends know that I may have to hang up quickly, but if I'm talking to another client, that invades THEIR privacy by having someone sit down. I've had to excuse myself, and go find someplace where I can continue the conversation. Believe me, I saw you come in the door and I will get to you as quickly as possible, and then afford you the same level of attention I gave the previous person! Hey - I've even had Person A sitting with me, and person B come up and sit down in the other seat!

While I'm on "things that bug", how about this. People whose dentures don't fit quite right. Then, while they are sitting there talking to you, the dentures are smacking and sliding around. Ugh . . . . makes my skin crawl! It's right up there with people who chew with their mouths open.

It's a cold, drizzly day here - which I love. You need a grey day every now and then to remind you how nice the sun-shiney ones are. And, the water is good for the flowers that I hope are in my flower bed. I can't wait for the dogwood trees to bloom. It's officeial: I have Spring Fever.

This weekend promises to be very tame. Racing on Saturday, girls night out Saturday night, then a peaceful Sunday. My kinda weekend. Do you have anything planned? What kind of things bug you?

"I like to have nice conversations with a man that teach me something, make me mad, make me curious. Then I find him attractive." -Renee Zellweger in Cosmopolitan