So. You have access…

…to technology.

You can dial a telephone, have opposible thumbs.

I’m happy for you.

It would seem that today, everything I say and do is coloured with a touch of vitriol. I’m hard pressed to see the beauty that I KNOW is out there.

Think any of the randoms sniffing around can handle an irate Ghia? Not so much. They have all run scared and are hiding, quivering in their shorts in a closet somewhere. Then again, it’s not as if any of them actually give 2 hoots as to my mental well-being. They want the happy, healthy me. Not the unhappy, angry me. Don’t suppose they owe me anything, but just once it would be lovely to find a dude that might actually try and help me get out of the bad mood, instead of letting me stew in my own wrath. And then they will phone or communicate, like they say, when I’m calmer. Dude. If you only knew. What you want from me might be gotten quicker if you give me what I want from you, but then again, dudes are not into actually worrying about what the stupid boobs want.

I’m doing my best to keep it (the vitriol) under control, but the utter stu-fucking-pidity of people is making it difficult for me to bite my tongue and not get into too much trouble.

If you phone a company. Do you want to know the receptionist’s name? Maybe you do – if you’re phoning there often. Might make sense to know the person’s name. What people don’t realise though – this particular receptionist has no wish to chew the fat with you. You’re not going to be put through quicker just because you know my name. I can’t help you with whatever you need help with. And you’re probably only getting my name so you have somebody to crap on when your calls are not being returned!! And I can’t quite see how I should take responsibility for somebody else’s actions!

So, asking me for my name is just useless information. And you’re not going to remember it in any case, so why even bother?

Do I want to know how you are? Probably not. Do you even give 2 shits how I am? Most likely not. Why then ask me how I am? It’s a stupid question when talking to strangers on the phone, wastes time, and money. But I have to suck it up and say fine thanks, and you?

If you get a missed call from a company number. Don’t phone that company and say you got a missed call from that number. I have not even half an idea who the hell phoned you. This is the company’s name – do you know who you deal with here? If you do, I’ll gladly transfer you. If you don’t, I can not help you. Don’t hang around on the effing phone line expecting me to say that I will go round the office asking all and sundry of they phoned you. If it was urgent enough, I’m very sure they will phone you back. Or would have left a message to start off with.

And then.

The wonders of modern technology. It includes e mails and cellphones. Do try to use them! One thing about sales and marketing people – it’s not quite a desk job. They all have cell phones though. They have remote access to their e mails. Use those avenues – they are wide open. Much easier and for me, completely preferable to being crapped out because people don’t return messages, or don’t answer their phones, or whatever you can think of to crap me out about!!

Herewith the ending of my,  apparently, weekly rant. It’s not planned this way I can assure you. Maybe it is just the end of a long week. Or the uncertainty building up, or the end of days – I don’t know.

Maybe something will happen this weekend that might make life bearable once again.

Until then, do try and have a good one – in spite of yourself!

Bob’s Annual Review:

1.  Bob Smith, my assistant programmer, can always be found
2.  hard at work in his cubicle. Bob works independently, without
3.  wasting company time talking to colleagues.Bob never
4.  thinks twice about assisting fellow employees, and he always
5.  finishes given assignments on time. Often he takes extended
6.  measures to complete his work, sometimes skipping coffee
7.  breaks. Bob is a dedicated individual who has absolutely no
8.  vanity in spite of his high accomplishments and profound
9.  knowledge in his field. I firmly believe that Bob can be
10.  classed as a high-caliber employee, the type which cannot be
11.  dispensed with. Consequently, I duly recommend that Bob be
12.  promoted to executive management, and a proposal will be
13.  executed as soon as possible.

Addendum: That idiot was standing over my shoulder while
I wrote the report sent to you earlier today. Kindly re-read only
the odd lines.


8 comments on “So. You have access…

  1. Wouldn’t it be so nice if someone asked how you are if you could just tell them its none of their business … but of course that’s not allowed.
    Keep the chin up ghiatjie, its Friday 🙂

  2. I hate the question “how are you?” We all know what the answer is going to be so why don’t we just skip it?
    Hope the weekend will be better than this past week

    • If I know you, sure, no problem.
      What gets me though – they have a bad connection. Line scratching and screaming in my ear, and they will still ask, howau – that’s what it sound like in any case. It’s all i can do to swallow my bile.
      Then again.
      It’s been a long day 😉

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