Monday, May 19, 2008
Thursday, May 8, 2008
"If that f***ing bitch sends me one more complaining email, I'm going to strangle her!" which was followed shortly by "She better not show her f***ing face around here or I swear I'll bitch slap her into next week!"
Which brings me to the term, bitch slap. I don't know exactly what that means, or what it is, but it sure sounds painful. What are the parameters of a bitch slap? Does it require the use of the right hand rather than the left hand? Or vice versa? Is this a slap to the face or the back of the head? If it's to the back of the head, then I was bitch slapped by my mother about a go-zillion times when I was a kid.
Do you need to announce a bitch slap? Do you need to be a bitch to do this? or do you only slap a person considered a bitch? What happens if the person you slap enjoys it? Is it still an insult?
I think you can see why I might be confused.
Another question. Why is it always a slap? Why not a "bitch punch"? Or a "bitch kick in the ass"? How about a "bitch poke in the eye with a sharp stick"?
I just don't get it.
And don't even get me started on "pitching a bitch fit"...
Friday, May 2, 2008
Wow, what a week. One of my staff is home recuperating from hernia surgery and another one was on vacation. So the work load was almost overwhelming just trying to keep up with customer requests and putting out fires. Not to mention that Wednesday was month end, and if you have ever worked for a publicly held company, you know how nerve wracking that can be.
Fortunately, no one died.
Although, there were a couple of people that deserved to be gutted like road kill. It never ceases to amaze me how downright mean some people can be. I mean outright, frothing at the mouth with venom mean. It makes a stressful situation that much worse. This particular person takes such personal satisfaction in berating other people that I am surprised that they aren’t being physically affected by their own nastiness. And it amazes me even more that my company allows this to continue. I may lose an employee over this because she is almost at the end of her rope.
I have no idea why people do this. I’ve found that in almost every situation, you can find a way to take care of issues without being unprofessional and mean. I guess they just feel the need for people to think they are important and they get that feeling by being hateful and hurtful to those around them.
I don’t know how much longer I can work in this environment…