Thursday, August 13, 2009

Incompetence is a Job Requirement

That's probably a bit too harsh.

Eff it.

I'm running into incompetence with what seems like more frequency than ever before. Alas, I know that can't be the case. I no longer run a department of 40-odd -- and I do mean "odd" -- creative types. Some were flat out brilliant. Some were dutiful. Some were long-time union employees who lived -- and died -- by rattling the now-defunct saber of union protection. Some were lazy assholes. Some were vicious. Some were meek. Some were hopelessly inadequate. Some were adequate.

The somes usually didn't add up into a saber-rattling, vicious inadequate lazy asshole. [You do get "somes" vs. "sums" and "hole" vs. "whole," yeah? You are impressed by that, yeah? 'Cause, God knows, I sure as hell am.]

I am trying to accomplish a few things of late, tidying up loose ends before another school year begins and I am sucked into the vortex that is the public school system in a suburban environment peopled by far too many SAHMs with no more children at home. [I am one of those, you know, so I can belittle me and my kind. Word.]

I am running into liars. I am running into folks who are incapable of basic communication. I am running into newcomers who apparently were hired solely because they can continue the long tradition of never replying to emails. I am running into...what's the word I'm looking for? Damn, it's on the tip of my tongue. Crap. Oh, right.

People. People. I am encountering people again.

And I hate people.

I can't wait for Christmas break.


Maddy said...

People can be a trial. You're very welcome to join me under my little rock at the bottom of the garden.

Geraldine said...

I hear ya Patois, I hear ya....

Good points here and so true for many of us.

Take care, G

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

People as a herd (yes, herd, because we are cattle) are extremely annoying. Extremely.

Sorry, hon.

Tyne said...

Isn't life so much friendlier behind the computer? Hang in there until December!

Anonymous said...

Ugh! I hate dealing with people too, especially people in bureacratic situations. Incompetance reigns, mediocrity is the rule of the day. Ahh, to dwell alone in the mountains! :-)

susiej said...

You know what. I know EXACTLY what you're talking about... I've had it, and school hasn't EVEN STARTED YET!!!


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