Thursday, November 11, 2004

Things that Irritate Me at Work

  • Mentee (as in "I'm her mentor, and she's my mentee")
  • Irregardless - there is no such word
  • Any noun used as a verb (i.e. clubbing, gamplanning)
  • Hearing a.m. and in the morning used together (i.e. 3 a.m. in the morning)
  • Inane elevator chatter such as: "How was your weekend?" "Too short" "ha ha ha" or "Banker's hours?" when it's said to anyone leaving before 7 p.m.
  • Any weather related discussion that begins with "Hot / Cold / Wet enough for you?"
  • People who answer a question with a rise in their voice as if asking another question. ("What is your name?" "Jane Smith?")
  • Urgent voice mail messages that begin with "This really isn't urgent, but..."
  • People who call you and when you don't answer the phone, come to your office and say "I know you are in the middle of something but..."
  • People who leave a voice mail, see you a minute later, and say "Thanks for not returning my call"