Sometimes the immaturity and lack of responsibility of others really gets to me.
There's a woman at work who deliberately gives me the silent treatment. Not because I did anything wrong, mind you, but because I don't holler out obnoxious hello's every time I see her. Now, maybe this has a lot to do with the way I was brought up, but I feel that screaming at people is impolite and inconsiderate to those around you. I have nothing against saying hello to people, but I also hold onto the antiquated notion that "children should be seen and not heard" and "speak only when you are spoken to". (I know I'm not a child, but still, I am a fairly quiet person and these stick with me to this day.) I'm also fairly friendly once I'm comfortable with people, but this woman never took any of this into account.
Instead, she yells hello at everyone (and goodbye at everyone) and turns her nose up at me, even in situations where dialogue is important.
Sorry, but I'm not comfortable screaming to you. I come to work to get to work--not to circle around greeting every co-worker. I am not cold and unfriendly, and I am more than willing to speak to you.
But to think you are accomplishing anything by not speaking to me is just absurd. The only thing you're accomplishing is showing the world that people never grow out of immaturity. I'm not offended by your silence towards me (in fact, I prefer that to the yelling, you're doing me a favor) but instead astonished that you think this is proper workplace behavior.
Also, my damn cat keeps pooping on the bathroom floor. Totally unacceptable home behavior. Shame on you both!
And, now that that's off my chest, I'm excited to report that Shaun & I are headed to NYC in a few days. It's been almost a year since my last trip (I went solo to see Victor Garber perform in a Sondheim benefit--which was awesome but a little disappointing as I expected the venue to be a bit more intimate! I was practically in the last row of the Edward Koch theater and the performers looked like ants.) and I'm definitely due.
We'll be hitting up some typical tourist-y venues and hopefully catching Avenue Q (I have waited approximately 10 years to see it!) and doing some shopping. I'm so looking forward to it! I'll be sure to post some photos when I return.