2011-10-25

Mr. Grumpy

Today I have been Mr. Grumpy.

Things that have been bothering me:

  • A cold
  • Taxes and paperwork
  • Talking to robots about taxes on the telephone
  • Asking for clarification and always getting the same answer
  • A hint of politics
  • Being unable to concentrate due to all of the above

Tomorrow will be different, I hope.

Kicking this cold would be a good start.

For what it's worth, today's most vexing interaction was about at this level:

Them: "Please fix that thing."

Me: "It looks fine to me. What do you think is wrong with it?"

Them: "It needs to be fixed. Stop being unprofessional, just fix it."

Me: "How do you want it different?"

Them: "If you don't fix it we cannot use it, fix it or else."

Me: "???"

I kinda lost it at that point. And no, that wasn't me talking to robots on the phone, I was able to communicate with them. Eventually...

Tags: life


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