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."
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...