LJP: So this morning MNB (My New Boss) asked me for a list of things I need her help with to complete my project. I said, "Oh, Scott (My Cool New Boss) and I have been keeping a list." Which, I knew she would hate that I brought him into it
Cimblog(tm): Heh. Don't poke the crazy!
LJP: She said, snittily, "Is it electronic or on a whiteboard?"
I said, "Whiteboard."
She said, "I need it electronic." So I talked to Scott about it. We decided which things I would send for just my list and which he would add later. I sent her the email, cc:ed him on it. Then he sent HIS email which is... are you ready? Cuz it's awesome:
A PICTURE of the whiteboard
Then he IMed me and said, "Just trying to keep it light" O:-)
LJP: We're BOTH poking the crazy
Cimblog(tm): doooooon't poke the craaaaazy
LJP: Because you know what? Leave it to me to find the crazy bosses. Jackie, Carol, Vivi -- sheesh -- I've had them. Kinda scary that the craziest ones are WOMEN.
Cimblog(tm): ha!! You. Are. A. Magnet.
Cimblog(tm): hehehe...but i love that she asked you if you need a project
LJP: Yeah, that one came back to bite me in the butt, didn't it? Sheesh!
Cimblog(tm): heeee. You should have said, "Oh, are you saying I can't talk on the phone while I'm working??"
LJP: eeeeek! That's beyond poking the crazy! That's downright shoving the crazy into a giant hole!
Cimblog(tm): "Oh,Ii didn't realize i wasn't allowed to use the phone."
LJP: This whole control freak thing though -- I can see that it's based in emotions for her stemming from ALL her insecurities.
LJP: Because I KNOW she was stewing about it all night and wishing she had controlled it better
LJP: Because this MORNING (you knew there was going to be a P.S.), she rattled off her list of things for me to do -- in her irritated tone of voice -- not even trying to reach for the fake happy one, then brought up the phone thing again.
Cimblog(tm): she DIIIIIIID??
LJP: Only THIS time, had a list of LOGICAL reasons as to why I shouldn't do that. So I know that she reacts emotionally, then goes and thinks about things and reasons in her mind why it was okay to react emotionally
Cimblog(tm): She reacts without thinking and then has to come up with reasons why she reacted that way
LJP: Then uses those reasons, those reasons based in emotion -- to justify her behavior and rationalize her point of view with REASONS
Cimblog(tm): What were her "reasons?"
LJP: It's distracting to other people. I was like, REALLY????
Cimblog(tm): For you to be on the phone? EVERYONE is on the phone!
LJP: Have you HEARD the riff raff around here? We have the loudest people here too --
Cimblog(tm): hahaha, totally
LJP:Yeah, so that was her reason.
Cimblog(tm): Uh...that is a bad reason.
LJP: I can use my "breaks and lunches" to take personal calls AWAY from my desk
Cimblog(tm): You should have said "that was my break. " heeee. SHOVE
LJP: Oooooh, you're digging the hole for the crazy to live in, aren't you? STOP MAKING ME POKE THE CRAZY!
Cimblog(tm): hahahahaha I caaaaaan't heeeeeeelp it