Thursday, April 05, 2007

Humiliation- Not as glamorous as it sounds.

I'm gonna be really honest here.

It takes a whole, whole lot to embarrass me.

Shocking, right? I know.

But today? I was more humiliated than that time when my children were in Kindergarten and I was trying to walk them across the crosswalk to get into school and someone yelled at me, "Move your ass you fat cow!" and the crossing guard, WHO WAS TOTALLY A FEMALE OR A REALLY UGLY MAN IN DRAG, snickered.

And that was really bad.

But today, I had a meeting with the women who I was speaking to when I referred to myself as a Stupidy McStupidpants, and she told me that someone I work with came to her and tried to talk to her about the very same issue that she and I were discussing while on the phone that day. She told him she had already spoken to me and he told her he had no idea who I was.

THE MAN SITS TWO DOORS AWAY FROM ME. I AM NOT KIDDING.

Moreover, my project has shown itself to have a marked lack of communication, but really, this is going to a new low. He went behind my back in order to usurp my boss.

I was extremely apologetic and gave her a short (and extremely abreviated) background on the project's considerable issues. She told me it was no problem, but she only wanted to work with me, and she didn't feel comfortable being put in the middle. She also told me she felt very confident in my abilities, which made me feel slightly better.

Still. My face was burning in shame. SHAME BY ASSOCIATION.

14 comments:

my4kids said...

I hate it when people go behind my back on things and its not fair to put someone in the middle that way.

What a jerk crossing guard by the way. I can't beleive that person was workign with kids!

Stephanie said...

Wow. And the crossing guard just stood there. Holy monkey, Batman! I would've butt-punched whoever said that. Of course, I'm much more violent with my words than I ever am in person

Kimberly said...

I feel bad for the guy. Really. 'Cause being such a freakin' jerk can't be fun, y'know?

Sorry, Chick. That's seriously crummy.

Kellie said...

I'm sorry, Chick. People are morons. I like Stephanie's comment of "butt-punching". I may borrow that phrase :)

frannie said...

what a total jerk! you should do things to him that would make his mother weep.

Alpha Dude 1.5 said...

The cream always rises to the top.
She has confidence in you and your abilities.

It appears that the usurper bonehead is in the process of being exposed.

Just keep being the awesome you that you are, and the bonehead will get his. Or...you could just have Jason thump him a good one.
Either way, you win.

dennis said...

kick his ass!

SJ said...

I'm sorry! You are still awesome to me, and always will be. That dude, well he can just piss off.

Jocelyn said...

People are such pissers (and I, like you, have never forgotten a "fat" slur...). Maybe you need to march into his office/cublicle and say the word "anus" really loudly. It's my understanding that such things get you some attention in the workplace.

EE said...

I like joceln's idea...
It's not you, he's seriously lacking in people skills!!

Brown Eyed Girl said...

She knows what you're capable of.

Just keep your head in there...

and remember I love you.

Gerbil said...

You work with some remarkably stupid people. That being said, I'm astounded that they haven't been shipped up HERE to work on Capitol Hill or something.

Angie said...

I cannot believe the level of icky people you have to work with everyday.

julie said...

I think you should slip some Ex-Lax in his coffee.