Scary Coworkers

This post was published more than a few years ago (on 2002-06-25) and may contain inaccurate technical information, outmoded thoughts, or cringe takes. Proceed at your own risk.

Today the office know-it-all/nag/dolt/snitch (yes, this is all one person) was asking me about a monitor which ended up in her work area. It happened to "belong" to me, and I had put it down in that room as temporary storage long before it had become her space. Once she found out it was mine, she started going on and on about what I should have done, and what the proper procedure was to give up a monitor, and having politely withstood enough crap from her before, I interrupted her, and said "Look, stop lecturing me. If you want me to come and move it, just ask me to come and move it." She then (finally!) actually asked for what she wanted, and I said "Fine, I'll be there in a minute," and hung up.

When I got down the hall, and was about to go in and get the monitor, she was all in my face, pointing her finger and wagging her head (in that way that African American women seem to have the unique ability of doing), and saying things about me giving her attitude. I was very calm, and pointed out that I wasn't giving her any attitude, which... somehow made her more upset. Another lady in the office (who doesn't take crap from anyone) got in front of her, repeating "Stop." which led to the first woman repeatedly saying "Get offa me!" I calmly went in and retrieved the monitor and left.

It was all very surreal.

I'm sick of taking crap from her, especially since she knows next to nothing about video production and post-production, yet when educated opinions are required in meetings, she's always the most vocal with her uneducated ones. So, in a way it was kinda nice to have her lash out at me in public like that. Maybe other people will start noticing how nuts she is. 😛