Thursday, April 29, 2010

Gotcha sucka!

me: "Hello, Fece speaking"
co-worker: "Hi Fece, I was wondering if you could help me with something.  Do you know who the contact person would be for negotiating site contracts?"
me: "Hmm.. I'm guessing Carol?"
co-worker: "Oh ok.. thanks.  You know what, do you think you could reach out to Carol and...?"


About 3 out of 5 phone calls that I receive from this person happen just like this.  It usually starts out as a simple inquiry, then it becomes a trap.  But I don't think this is a superiority issue.  This co-worker and I are supposed to be considered equals on the hierarchy (although her job function is more involved than mine so I would understand if she felt she was higher on the chain).  I think it's just a matter social etiquette.  I mean you just can't set people up like that maaannn.  If you have a question, I can give you guidance but in the end you gotta handle your own business.  And I don't even know the background of the issue!  What am I gonna say to Carol once I contact her??

And what's worse?  She's actually a nice person, which makes it even harder to correct... for me anyways.  I never liked correcting people, ESPECIALLY when they take it well.  It just makes me feel bad afterward.  It's like once they concede, I instantly absorb their embarrassment and then I start apologizing.  Aye... but one of these days, I need to figure out a nice way to say "do it yourself".  In the mean time, I'll continue to take it and just vent about it on my blog like a good passive-aggressive Asian

*note - in order to protect the privacy of those involved, the names and events have been changed.  All except Fece.. that's my real name


  1. you could always try...i don't know? haha

  2. next time...
    co-worker: "Hello, Mike McButts speaking."
    fece: "Do you know where the bathroom is?"
    co-worker: "Yea, it's down the hall to the left."
    fece: "Oh ok.. thanks. You know what, do you think you could drop a big feces in there for me?"

    On a lighter note:
    The word faeces is the plural of the Latin word fæx meaning "dregs". There is no singular form in the English language, making it a plurale tantum. - Wikipedia. It took me a long time to research the singular of feces. Turns out there is none, they always come in bunches.

  3. "on a lighter note".. haha cuz the first part of your post was so serious

    interesting point about feces.. why bother making a singular form of the word when it doesn't exist in nature?

  4. u could always use the age-old way of turning people down.
    haha i'm sure that'll score some appreciation points from this person :P