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everything annoyed me today. raaaar [Sep. 12th, 2003|12:01 am]
The American Caliban
1) IBM is taking 4 days to accomplish their "same day service" on my company laptop

2) I fled to the coffeehouse today and was visited by the Joan, who as usual walked right up, disrupted a perfectly good conversation I was having with someone else, drove that someone else away, and then talked at me. She's the kind of person who will tell you some mind-meltingly boring story about her life, and as you're responding with something about your own life, will then tell the same story again worded slightly differently. Example:

Her: My boss really annoyed me today. I sent her detailed information in an email and then she was very patronizing and told me I hadn't given her the info because she hadn't read the whole email. I was very upset. I hate that.

Me: Bosses do that because they have power. I've had a boss before who would...

Her: And what really gets me, is that it was in the email the whole time. But she was so patronizing. I hate that.

Me: [annoyed] Like I said. Bosses do that. It's part of work.

Her: It was in an appendix to the email, and she could just have read it.

Me: Yeah. I find that many bosses can't use email properly. Sometimes they..

Her: I wish I could do something about it now, but I just need to tell her that the email...

[..continue for 30 minutes..]

She also gratuitously insulted the person I had been talking to before. I wish there was some way to transmit I DO NOT ENJOY TALKING TO YOU MOST OF THE TIME REALLY without being an ass about it.

3) I had a bad dinner (burger).

4) People are being mean to all my friends. It makes me mad as hell.

RAAR.
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[User Picture]From: zebulon_y
2003-09-12 12:17 am (UTC)

eep

Who is being meaned at?
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2003-09-12 12:25 am (UTC)

Re: eep

just the usual bullshit, nothing dramaworthy
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[User Picture]From: eyeteeth
2003-09-12 12:48 am (UTC)
I wish there was some way to transmit I DO NOT ENJOY TALKING TO YOU MOST OF THE TIME REALLY without being an ass about it.

As Penthesilia, astride the moon-white queen mare, said to Cassandra, "I learned that I shouldn't pretend that I can deal with someone socially when I can't; I should just say it isn't working and even be rude! In person! Instead of just being pleasant and burning up inside."

You should consider her advice. Those warrior-women know a thing or two.
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2003-09-12 12:49 am (UTC)

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PENTHESILIA!! So right, that gal. I should listen to her.
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[User Picture]From: kennfusion
2003-09-12 08:01 am (UTC)
Or you could just try talking nonsense to her. She says what she wants, respond to her with something about the texture of squash.
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[User Picture]From: nosrialleon
2003-09-12 08:24 am (UTC)

Nice guys finish last!

#2 really calls for some variant of "I really couln't give a fuck about you if I tried." Sounds like she preys upon whoever is too nice to object to her "company".

It took a while, but we eventually got rid of Dave M...
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[User Picture]From: tuliphead
2003-09-12 10:03 am (UTC)
while reading this, i visualized a moment from Slacker: the woman in the restaurant, constantly babbling "You should never .. you should never traumatize a woman sexually. I should know. I'm a medical doctor. I have a mansion, and a yacht."
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[User Picture]From: citizenx
2003-09-12 02:15 pm (UTC)

blah blah blah blah BLAH blah Blah blah blah

I can't decide whether kennfusion gives better advice than genericus/eyeteeth or not. I'm torn, but then again sometimes I really enjoy being very rude to people who deserve it.
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