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Things Wot Are Pissing Me Off [20070816|18:36]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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  1. Number of teleconferences in one day at convenient times for those on the west coast of the States that will make someone in the UK want to stab things: Two.
  2. I don't care what dictionary.com says. It sets my teeth on edge to hear "impact" used as a verb. Use "effect." It's just as effective.
  3. You don't need to "interface" with people. It's just as effective to "talk" to them.
  4. The giant handbag trend has got to stop. They're starting to be as big as the people carrying them. Also, they seem to be universally ugly.
  5. To the large people on the tube: Just because I am small doesn't mean you can hog the armrests. Also, the space in front of my face? Doesn't need your newspaper in it, kthx.
  6. To the women wearing heels on the tube who glare hatefully at me on the rare occasions I'm lucky enough to get a seat: No, I will not move. You wore stupid shoes. Live with it or carry a pair of trainers. You have enough space in your giant fricking handbag.
  7. To the man who yelled at me for giving change to a young woman who subsequently called him a child-molester when he antagonized her deliberately: For all I know, you are a child molester. Don't take out your frustration at her on me by trying to make me feel guilty.
  8. To EasyJet: How on earth did you manage to spoil my camping trip by failing to put the bag containing the tent on a flight from Stansted to Glasgow, especially when the bag that was checked in right next to it got there just fine? You are amazing. Truly, you provide the service one pays for.
  9. ETA: There is a mosquito in my room.

Today is fired.

[User Picture]From: becala
2007-08-16 17:54 (UTC)
I caught myself talking about bridging gaps on a business call the other day. I almost shot myself right then.
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[User Picture]From: becala
2007-08-16 17:56 (UTC)
Additionally, I am in the throes of an essay-style annual review. My salary hangs on this review, so it's in my best interest to use irritating business jargon as that tends to impress the type of people who decide salaries. The problem is that it makes me cringe and want to hide in shame. I can't believe how good I am at that bullshit.
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[User Picture]From: sekl
2007-08-16 18:20 (UTC)
And here I thought interface meant snogging not talking to someone. Very boring indeed.
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From: boxofkittens
2007-08-16 21:45 (UTC)
Fuck! I'd fire today as well :o(
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[User Picture]From: chibaraki
2007-08-16 21:55 (UTC)
Oddly, when my dad has to do teleconferences with Spain (for a facility run by JPL, as I recall) he always has to stay up until 2am to do it so it's at a sane time for the assholes in Spain.

Today is not only fired, but fired WITH CAUSE, so it doesn't even get a pretty severence package or anything.
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[User Picture]From: danaid_luv
2007-08-18 06:14 (UTC)
I was full on snorting by the time I hit #9. So sorry. #2 bothers me least of all, but as to the rest, don't give em' an inch. F#@$ers.
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