Having recently been vindicated of all charges of dereliction of duty at a secret FTI tribunal conducted by the nitwit/misfit population I oversee, I am fully back and ready to take on all challenges moving forward. This kangaroo court literally had one of the marsupials in attendance as the Misfits thought this would add an air of authenticity to the proceedings. Regardless, I am back and you had better lookout.
I had an experience yesterday that still leaves me a bit confused. The details are too numerous and, are actually, meaningless. More importantly, it's the circumstances that I find interesting. I contacted a colleague on the other side of the country about an issue which we share a common interest. I do not personally know this person, but rather have had email contact with him on a couple of occasions. He has always been a bit "prickly" (to that I mean "crusty" or "grumpy" as opposed to the term with which I refer to one D., the Peap) most of the time, so, I basically handle with him with kid gloves. I know it is nothing about me, rather, how overworked and under great pressure that causes this reaction. Anyways, in the course of our exchange, he cops an attitude via his written word that truly is uncalled for. Now me, with my magnetic and engaging personality, never wanting to back down from a good insult-fest, immediately prepared to move into retaliation mode. On reflection, however, I realized that such a move was probably not in my best long term interests. I need this guy a lot more than he needs me. No use stirring up the pond for the rest of the time I have to work with him. (I could have devastated him, though.)
I don't understand why some people arrive at work and immediately proclaim, "I am in a bad mood today". Apparently that gives them the right to abandon all sense of cooperation and have an excuse for their surly and don't-give-a-shit-attitude for the day. It's too bad your attitude is grumpy today, but you had better check it at the door because now you are at work. And you aren't paid to be a loner. You are expected to cooperate with all to get your job done.
There. I feel better already.