November 14, 2003
Supply and demand
Why does BDI feel the need to consult with me regarding the need to order paper? Or toner? Or any other piece of office supply we've run out of?
Does running the question by me somehow make her a team player? A more cooperative worker than me? If we run out, ORDER MORE, you twit. I don't need to be privy to that particular decision making process.
Posted by raptorgirl at November 14, 2003 11:38 AM
She's running it past you because she thinks you'll hop up and say "Don't worry, I'll take care of it. You go ahead and go home and take a shower. And don't forget the deodorant!"
Ha! Except she knows better, because it used to be "we need toner/paper/staples...", until one day I put her in her place.
The exchange went something like this:
BDI: We need to get toner.
Rappy: By "WE" do you mean "I" need to get toner?
BDI (stammering): Oh, no, er, I was just asking you if you think we need toner.
Rappy: Then I don't think we do.
Yes, but then when the toner runs out, and all hell breaks loose and someone asks why nobody ordered the tuner, BDI will say she ran it past you and you said you didn't think it was needed.
She's just covering her ass, a very Israeli kind of thing to do.