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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

April Blog Challenge: O is for Obnoxious

As anyone who works in the public sector knows, the public can get a bit obnoxious. Not everyone, mind you, is that way, but there are always a select few that are . . . special. Here's two:
 
This past Saturday, at Job 3, I had some guy walk in at 8am with a dog he wanted the vet to look at. He had no appointment and the vet had in-house treatments to do. He waited. And while he waited, he talked. And talked. And talked even more. In short, he wouldn't shut up. He started telling me how shady everyone in the valley is, and felt I should know all about his family drama. I'm sorry, but do I have a neon sign above my head that says I'm dying to know all about the estate drama of people I don't know? Didn't think so. But it must say sucker. I was busy with getting the desk set up for myself, pulling the days files, and trying to get things situated. All the while, he was talking about this drama. If I walked away to do something in another room, or the phone rang, he'd stop, and as soon as I was back in the room or off the phone, "So back to what I was saying . . ." I'm pretty sure I was wondering if a fork in the eye would have been more fun.
 
 I this is the first thing Obama and I agree on: Shut up.
 
I'm pretty sure some of you remember my little story about the gal who finagled my home number and called me at home because she'd forgotten to call the satellite clinic in Sticksville to get her dog his monthly shot. Yes, that did happen. No, I was not a happy camper. And no, I did not call her back. Although my grandmother suggested I call her back at midnight. I called the gal back from work the next day and left a message. (The week prior to this, she'd called the clinic on Thursday for an appointment that day, but I had to remind her the vet is only over here on Wednesdays). My message went something like this, "I got your message last night; just want to remind you that the doctor is only over here on Wednesdays. If your dog needs the shot, I would call Town and make an appointment over there. If you have any questions, please feel free to call me back at work, as this is not something that  you need to call my house for." She called back the next Wednesday at 8am asking if she could just come on down. I told her no, I had the doctor in surgery until 10am. Her response? "So come in an hour?"
 
 Self-explanatory.


14 comments:

  1. Some people, for whatever reason, just don't hear "no". That woman is a piece of work to be sure. There is nothing that makes me crazier than somebody who thinks the world revolved around them. Good luck, sweets, and when in doubt just think lovely thoughts of Shemar! :)

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    1. haha! Oh I shall do so now! :D Yes, some people just don't get it. I have a job to do, and it's NOT being their therapist.

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  2. People like that annoy the hell outta me. This is why I don't really like people lol!

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    1. LOL It only takes a select few to ruin it, doesn't it?

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  3. Wouldn't you just love to live in their world for just a little while? It must be so nice living in the world of the absolutely clueless because nothing seems to faze them.

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    1. Oh wouldn't I? lol I just wanted to ask the guy, "Is this the face of a person who gives a shit? NO. So shut up."

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  4. OMG how rude!! I would definitely be wanting to bang my head into the wall too. Geez!! Great post!! You nailed obnoxious, that's for sure. :D

    Kathy
    http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com/

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    1. If I'd had some Excedrin, I might have actually banged my head against a wall. But alas, I'm out and it's not back on shelves yet. lol

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  5. I work in retail. I feel your pain. Although I never have had a customer call me at home though.

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    1. That's probably because our valley has about one tenth of your population. lol And I've done retail in college. I understand your pain, too!

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  6. Restaurant work isn't any better. We get some real winners who stop in from time to time....I hear some real good ones from the front of the house staff on a regular basis, and it makes me glad I work in the back!

    Now if I could just remedy the problem of the obnoxious, idiotic coworker I'd be all set!

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    1. I have to say I am so thankful I've never had to work in the food industry. Y'all deserve gold medals. Seriously.

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  7. OoOoO people like that really suck. Good luck with that one (in the future I mean). Def hit Obnoxious on the head, right in that circle. Awesome post!

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    1. They do suck! And no matter what, there is usually at least one every Saturday. lol

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