Abuse of Power

I haven’t been a very nice person today. Not that the people I was mean to didn’t deserve it, but it just isn’t in my nature to act this way.

It started off with the guy that used to be my boss, but isn’t my boss anymore, cussed out one of my co-workers. The reason this predicament came to be in the first place is because he is afraid to talk to another one of our fellow co-workers who could have answered his questions very easily. He has been avoiding conversation with her for some time and has resorted to using other employees to relay messages to her, even though she is only 10 feet away. I have gotten the bulk of this relay because my cube is nestled in between both of their cubes.

Anyway, he seemed to have a problem with the fact that she couldn’t answer her questions and used the F-word. So I wasn’t happy to begin with. My situation arose from the fact that a couple of weeks ago I received a request to resurrect an old report (which has been happening more and more lately) so I did. He was the relay person for the request, which he needn’t be. He comes back and says that the requestor wants a change made to it. I expressed that I wasn’t in favor of the change, but if a change request was made I would do it. I never got the request. So I have been sending this report to this guy, then I notice on the original request today that it should be sent to someone else. I IM’d the guy and asked if I should send it to the other person. He responds asking if I had sent it to him yet. I said no, but should I send it to this other guy. He doesn’t answer, and in fact gets up from his desk and goes to lunch. I was like, well screw this, so I went to my own boss (also his boss) and ask her if I should send the report. I said that the numbers had improved, which they had, and that I wanted to send the report out. She said to go ahead. So I did.

Flash forward 20 minutes. He gets back from lunch sticks his head in my cube and asks me why I sent the report out. I said to him that the numbers looked good and that I wanted to share them with the other guy. He says, well that isn’t what the report is supposed to look like. So the conclusion is that he has been taking my report, re-packaging it and sending it on it’s way. We don’t have enough man-power to get our work done as is and he is wasting his time making manual changes to this report.

So I went to my bosses office, and told her that he wasn’t happy with me. And explained my conclusion that he is re-packaging this report. She said she had no idea that he was doing that and didn’t understand. She then thanked me for being accepting of a bunch of change that they had me doing on some of my reports recently. My conclusion from this situation is that she had already heard what he had did to my co-worker and was trying to smooth and bumps before they got too big.

So I stick around a little late at work today talking to the girl that had the problem with the guy this morning. Hit the beltway a little later then I had expected. Traffic wasn’t as bad as I had though it was. I am driving along and decide to get in the fast lane. I put my blinker on, find a spot with plenty of room for my truck and start to merge. I see the guy in the lane behind the spot I am aiming for starts to speed up as if to cut me off. I have decided that when people do this I am going over anyway. If they hit me it is their fault for feeling the necessity to act like an ass. So he swerves up and cuts over just before hitting my bumper. I call him a few choice words then go back to singing along with the Offspring. He then gets himself in the nice spot that I had chosen to leave because the guys in front of my was going to slow. He then starts eyeing up the spot in front of my, so I pull close to the guy in front of so as not to let this ass in front of me. He pulls in their anyway! There was not enough room for this guys stupid little Del Sol to begin with, but he decided that he needed to sandwich himself between me and the Tahoe in front of me. I decided he must have a death wish and again go back to singing along with the Offspring. So this guy in the stupid little car starts braking just to be obnoxious. I honk my horn, give him the finger and go back to singing along with the Offspring.

Next person to be mean to is the neighbor that is a diabetic and doesn’t take care of herself. She has four kids and she doesn’t take care of herself. Passes out 3 or 4 times a week and causes the neighborhood to get stuck on our dead-end street because we can get our cars around the ambulance, fire-truck and EMS truck that need to come and revive her. I must say I find it kind of humorous when she passes out in the yard though. (Secretly I hope she gets a grass stain on her jeans.) Anyway, her kids have been throwing sticks into our yard ever since they moved in. Tillie then eats the sticks and starts to get sick. Drives me nuts for reasons such as this blog. I take the sticks and a rubber snake I find sitting in by the fence and throw them at their back door. I have told the mother at least 3 times that her kids need to stop throwing sticks in my yard. She opens the door, and calls to me “Kelly,” YEAH KELLY, BAD MOVE #1!!!! Anyway, so call “Sorry Kelly, I didn’t see the snake in your yard.” I turn to her and say, “I don’t care about the snake, it’s the sticks! My dog eats them then she gets sick. I have to throw a stick over the fence almost every day. I DON’T HAVE ANY TREES IN MY YARD!”. She just kind of stands their in a bewildered state somewhere between, “This if the first time I have heard this” and “Couldn’t have been my kids.” I think next time I will just skip the niceties and call the cops. Yeah that sounds like a plan. Maybe that will be on of the times that the mother is home alone with the kids (which is against the law, btw, cause social services said so) and the cops will take the kids away this time.

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