Thursday, April 26, 2007

Bitchfest 2007

I am not in a good mood. I have been exhausted for days and just generally in a pissy mood.

I miss my best friend, my house is never as clean as I want it and the piles of laundry never go down.

I tend to put on a good front and people don't really know when I am in a bitchy mood. If they ask I will just tell them that I don't feel well.

But I feel OK today. I am just easily pissed off.

You have NO idea how tired I am of people questioning me about how I do my job when I am the professional and they don't know what the fuck they are talking about.

It's like questioning an accountant on why they used one formulation and to explain it in detail when you have no idea what the formula means in the first place. AARRGGHHH!!!!!

I am licenesed to do my job bitches. That means I know what I am talking about!

So that I don't feel alone in my bitchiness, please bitch away about whatever you want to. Anything to brighten my day would be good too.


Tara said...

I'll see your bitch post and raise you one...We're having visitors from HQ in this week and next. Since we're a school and have to document stuff a certain way, we get audited to check if we're doing it properly. My manager has no freakin clue what goes in a file or what goes on with the software program I have to enter info into, so when we have to explain stuff, I have to explain to him several times first. He asks me my opinion, I tell him, but then he goes around and does whatever he wants. He shrugs off things he should care about, and then when he's caught, he drives me nuts by pacing and worrying about something he should've cared about in the first place. That, and he always thinks that since I live nearby and don't have a family, that I can work overtime on a whim, and less than a day's notice. And he has foot-in-mouth disease.

Playtah said...

Oh, all the things I could bitch about....

I work in tech support/customer service, so I have been to the mountaintop of stupidity and the valley of dumb. Jesus would not have died for humanity if He had been in customer service. It was probably good that He was a carpenter.

I am amazed at how many people don't read their terms and conditions...then they complain that they were charged for a renewal and say, "I didn't authorize that charge!" Um, yeah you did. Remember that terms and conditions paper you agreed to? Yeah, that's the one where you authorized those charges.

Ignorance, I can excuse. Stupidity (especially when coupled with arrogance) makes me see red and try to stab people in the thighs with my pen.

Playtah said...

Oh, one more thing to bitch about...I miss MY best friend, too. :)

John Kaiser said...

Get it all out? Lol.

reformattingmybrain said...

Oh boy can I bitch :-) I'll keep it short though. I was pissed off right away this morning when some a**hole passed me on the RIGHT side going down a side street NEXT to the damn school - hello a**hole - there are KIDS walking around here!! I told off my husbands ex and what I thought of her immature irresponsible ways - that was quite interesting. Oh how I could go on all day. Hope your day gets better Rachel :-)

Sofi said...

Here's my bitch:

I woke up this morning, and could not find my workout clothes. I blamed this on letting my boyfriend out the laundry away. Actually the missing clothes turned out to be my mistake, but I"m not quite ready to admit that yet.

After the clothing fiasco, I go outside to get the newspaper, and for the 2nd day in a row, my doorstep is newspaper free. I call the Miami Herald, and they credit my account. I"m still pissed, because I want my newspaper.

So, I get to work about 9:30, and suddenly realize that it's Bring Your Kids to Work Day. There are children running all over the place, and I'm ready to lose my mind.

That's all. Thanks for letting me share.

David in DC said...

I'm sick to death of lawyers. Which is a problem. Because I am one, and I work for a lawyers' professional organization.

But I swear, 3/4 of the people I went to law school with got "does not play well with others" on their elementary school report cards. And the asshole ratio is even worse among people who've actually passed a bar exam.

The finest compliment I got in six years as a Legal Aid lawyer came from a single mother of three who was under 25 and living with her kids in a hell-hole.

At the end of the case, I'd won her a nice rent abatement, going back three years and totalling a couple of month's worth of future rent, and a repair schedule to be enforced by the Housing Inspection Division --- to bring the place up to the minimum required by the Housing Code.

She looked at me and said "Boy, I sure am lucky I was too poor to get a real lawyer."

With a few shining exceptions, the lawyers I work with now are a whiny, needy, bullying bunch of high maintenance divas.

Interspersed among the are dolts I would trust to plan a two-car funeral.

You cannot imagine the number of times in a week I hang up the phone and say to myself "I'm glad he's not MY lawyer."

Please never feel bad about repeating lawyer jokes. I myself collect them and repeat them, gleefully.

Nothing rotten you might say about most lawyers would be too very far from the truth.

Not that you struck a raw nerve or anything. :)

Churlita said...

Sorry to do this on your blog, but I can't do it on mine, because the guy I'm dating reads it.

We have a great time when we hang out, but he says he wants to take it slowly and so we only see each other on Saturday. This weekend we hung-out a little Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and he even called me Sunday evening, so I thought things were getting better, and then he didn't call me for three days until I called him. I can't tell if he's not interested, or what. He does have some depression problems, so that could be part of it too. I just would like to know, that's all.

Okay, I'm done. Sorry.

LW said...

I'm pretty sure other drivers are out to hit me this week.

On Sun., turning right off the ramp onto the road a person from the left lane decided they needed to be in the right lane where I was-at the same time.

On Mon., I was going to tutor a class mate and a guy in a big pickup truck pulled out of a parking lot right in front of me. Was was less than two car lengths when he pulled out. I hit the brakes and the horn. He never looked and then proceeded to run a red light.

On Tues., a small SUV driver turned left from the right lane. You guessed it-I was in the left lane going straight.

On Wed., a car turned right from the left lane. Once again, I was in the right lane going straight.

Today, so far, no one has done anything stupid directly in front of me. I think my brakes have had enough work out. But seriously, where'd these people learn to drive?

mielikki said...

OK here is mine- every hospital goes under the inspection of this wonderful (cough cough)organization called JCAHO. Every hospital administration freaks out before this, and that makes every hospital employee's life miserable. Especially the nurses, because these *&^%^^ from JCAHO walk around asking US questions, while we are trying to do patient care! Next week, its our time for this funfest. Sigh.

Dennis said...

My boss is an ass who is on a power trip.

David in DC said...


I have some insight to share on this one.

My e-mail address is in my profile. Yours isn't.

Drop me a line, if you like. I think I can offer some perspective.



Rachel said...

Tara ~ That totally sucks. I hate being blamed for other peoples shoddy work.

Playtah ~ my favorite is when people call and say "you people did this" like we are to blame for them failing to read or do something. It puts me on edge.

John ~ No, I went easy on you all.

Reformat ~ I had to sit for 3 minutes while the school bus driver was outside smoking a cigarette with her stop sign on this morning. That was a great way to start the day, let me tell you.

Sofi ~ It just all went to shit for you today didn't it?

David In DC ~ I would say that all lawyers suck (you excluded) but I don't think that they have mastered that skill either.

Churlita ~ I HATE mixed signals....with a passion. I am ususally wrong.

lw ~ Driving is almost a contact sport nowadays. It is scary on the roadways.

mielikki ~ Are they trying to convince you all to tell the people doing the asking that things are great and that the rules are always followed to the letter?

Dennis ~ Does he have opctical rectitis?

David in DC ~ I hope Churlita takes you up on it. You are a fantastic advice giver.
Maybe you should get out of law and become a therapist.
I love that guy from Shalom in the Home.

Aria said...

Yesterday at work, 3:30pm, I got a call from a lady in Florida. She was a bitch. And by bitch, I mean hell-beast. She asked me question after question without letting me answer. Every time I'd atempt to speak she would interrupt...and then she started swearing. I should have hung up...but no.

The call was 2 hours long! I didn't leave until 5:30p. I cried all the way home, went to bed at 8 with a migrane from crying.

Mean people suck my ass. I am sorry but it's not my fault she is in a wheelchair, not my fault her premium increased, and not my fault that she hasn't learned in 75 years how to balance her damn checking account!!

Thanks. I feel much better. :)

mielikki said...

yes that is exactly what they want us to tell them, and our policies about this and that and blah blah blah. But if we don't get JCAHO accreditation, it can actually close the hospital, and then where would we be? Jobless. And my tiny community without a hospital. So we have to suck it up and smile pretty for the auditors. Bastards.

l.b. said...

I feel like that SNL character...Don't even get me started!

I have this default thing that I say, especially to my kids when I am acting bitchy and they want to know whats wrong. I almost always say, "Oh, I'm sorry. I'm just really tired." People understand being tired, but just feeling pissed seems harder to grasp.

Sizzle said...

my tampon hurts.

evil-e said...

I am a payroll professional (FPC appears after my name and everything)I have been doing this for 12 years, I tend to know the answer to your stupid question. If I do not know, I find out--this is what I do.

Nothing gets me more pissed off than this phrase, "are you sure, someone told me....". My advice to them, go fucking ask "someone" then, get off my phone and go to hell. Call me back when you can tell me that I was right.

Great post, I feel better already.

As we say at my place, may as well smile, it will only get worse.

dmarks said...

Just don't get me started: I'm liable to tear someone's head off. Or say something I might wish I'd not said. (whichever is worse). It's been that kind of week.

Wanderlusting said...

They moved me at work.

No longer do I sit upstairs with the writers, looking out at the pretty green cedar trees waving in the breeze, stationed in close proximity to the airy deck and espresso machine.

Now I am downstairs, with the executives around me on all sides. And I have a giant mirror above my desk which gives me a fright when I look into it every morning.

Babybull40 said...

We have our kids coming for the weekend and I don't always like the fact that Miss Punk Rocker-Wannabe brings the frickin dog... I get so worked up about it and now I have this stupid head cold and I really don't want the dog here.. but I have to deal with it.. Her mother won't watch yaappy dog... it's her fault that this dog is even around.. I've bitched enough about the stupid dog.. there.. I hope you feel better....