Thursday, May 29, 2008

I'm NOT a Mean Person

I woke up feelin' a little "blaster's remorse" over the discussion I had with the ADD lady about a job. Then I read the comments you all left. I'm glad some of you thought it was funny. I thought it was humorous too, when I wrote it. Actually, it still makes me giggle, but I realized that maybe I didn't need to take my frustrations out on this lady just because she doesn't like to listen when people are asking her for a job and can't afford her service.

Normally I'm just not that rude to people. So...while it is a great story, I don't want any of you to think I just walk around blasting people because I think it will make a funny blog post. Nor do I blast people because I am a mean person. In fact, I very rarely blast people at all. I just blasted her because I was feeling a little worried and she wouldn't listen. Have I established yet that my real problem with her was that she wouldn't listen? Anyway, I guess it's good that I didn't really lose control and drop the f-bomb and the b-bomb and whatever other bomb managed to reach my lips and form a word.

I also realize that this is not the normal approach one would take to find gainful employment. People tend to frown on being blasted by someone they would consider a potential employee. Blasting people is not usually listed in the job requirements or desired experience when applying for a position. Obviously, I need to show the next potential employer a whole different skill set. Like my ability to have 3 different conversations with 3 different people simultaneously and keep track of them all. Or my adeptness with Super Glue and broken toys. Or...I could take the opposite approach and find a job that required me to be rude and explosive over the phone, like say an IRS Call Center position or a collection agency. Maybe I could be a writer for Rosie O'Donnell and just sit around writing nasty things she can say to people in her rants.

Instead, I think I will focus on positive things and move on. I know it may be boring to do that, but I think eventually, this strategic move will pay off. I thought about calling the ADD lady and apologizing, but I don't think I can sit through another sales pitch right now.


Patricia said...

Geri, you americans are too nice. You probably can remember how we, spaniards, blast each other all the time, everywhere, about everything and nothing happens.
Or maybe I don't quite understand what blasting is.haha;-)
C'mon, she was patronizing first, and selling after. No questions about your skills.
Asking for a job does not turn someone into a beggar that has to take up to wathever the probably-to-be-employer freaks out with.

I am Boymom said...

Yes, I DO remember how Spaniards blast each other, then like 5 minutes later they're all okay with each other again! You are right, the more I thought about it, the more I wondered how she would be able to help my son. If she can't talk to me for 5 minutes without being patronizing and controlling, how is she going to listen to and work with an 8 year old kid who has attention issues?!?!

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