Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Hoof and Proximal Talus Boy

I have the unfortunate pleasure of dealing with a specialist who rents space from one of our sites. He is an annoying man who feels that he deserves some special treatment because he has a few letters following his last name.

During one of our encounters, he made the mistake of entering my office demanding that I fax something for him. I have my own fax machine in my office. I told him that he may use my machine and continued on with my work. He stood in front of my desk while extending the papers he needed faxed. I told him again to help himself to my machine. His response, “I don’t have time to fax anything, you do it.”

My reply was thus: “you are a tenant here; you are not renting the staff only the space. We are all busy people. If your time is too precious to operate a fax machine, I suggest you hire an assistant.” He stood there stunned. He then stomped out of my office.

He occasionally makes the mistake of demanding something from me and I just chuckle and ask him to leave my office.

Seriously, we all put our underwear on one leg at a time. I don’t care how many degrees you might have. Get over yourself.

8 comments:

dee said...

LOL! Great on you!

Why is it that there is always "one" of these types in every office?

sophie said...

Lovely response! Wish I were that quick in the moment.

Amy said...

*sigh* You are my hero!

HotForSimon said...

I am proud to call you friend. LOL

wallofdenial said...

Seriously ,,,Isn't that what the middle finger is for? I must say you handle it in a much nicer way than I would have...

I probably would have asked him if the letters F.O rang a bell

Wicked H said...

Dee: Thanks, I really wish this guy would set up shop elsewhere...

Sophie: I am nothing if not quick on my feet. Thanks.

Amy: Aww, gee, really?

HFS: Ha! Good luck and have fun with the big move!!!

Dave: nicer maybe but the universal sign for you are #1 would have gotten me fired. He certainly is not worth it.

Miss Britt said...

I love your guts. And your tongue. And your quick wit. And your anger. And...

well, this is getting awkward.

t2ed said...

Is he with the Association of Scientific Studies?

Because those three initials would be great to have after your name.