Monday, January 23, 2006

You're a Mean One, Mrs. Grinch!

I'm not sure why I care. . .

Today the Dormouse came over to me and told me that some of our coworkers were afraid to approach me or ask me for anything. Apparently I am MEAN. I can't for the life of me figure out where this came from. I always try to smile and say nice things. I try to be pleasant, even when the day is going to crap.

Seriously! How easy do you think it is:
  • Getting up at 5 am each morning.
  • Driving 33 miles to work.
  • Being cheerful and helpful every single morning to a school of over 700 kids and 50 teachers.
  • Dealing with all the crap jobs that no one else wants to do.
  • Fixing things that break because of user error.
  • Having to explain the same computer program over and over and over.
  • Doing all this and more without ever slowing down, always smiling.

I'm not sure how I ended up being the bitch, as I bend over backwards trying to get each person whatever it is they need. I can't believe how much this is bothering me. I just wanted to put this crappy day out into the void and let the nothingness take it away. While I send it out there, "Void? What the F*&%?!"


dawn said...

ah, you forgot to add that you had to deal with idiots who cant drive on your 33 mile drive to work...I knew there was a reason that I decided to be a stay at home mom.

Seriously, you are a better person than I can barely deal with my 2 kids/husband ...500 kids and incompetent adults would drive me nuts.

Gotta love CT!

Dr.John said...

From my experience as a school board member and high school debate coach I discovered teachers often have distorted views of the people around them. So don't let it bother you. Teaching is a high stress job and they have to take it out on somebody.

Marti said...

Awwww, cyberhugs to you!

Hope things look up soon!

J's Girlfriend said...

Some people are just touchy. As long as you're doing your best to smile, that's good enough I think. And can I just say, I walk to work, 40 min each way, and couldn't imagine commuting that far. Commuting really does ruin your mood in the morning :o(

RD Larson said...

don't bend over backwards doing anything. the best work advice I ever had was keep it impersonal and indifferent.