There are a few people in this world that really, truly, and horribly annoy me. I am pretty tolerant when it comes to people and their own ways of talking, telling jokes, etc. But as I said, there are a few people that I just can't seem to control myself around. Yes, I fully admit that it's not the best quality to have. I know that I should be kind to all, or something like that. But I don't think it's possible to tolerate EVERYONE that we meet. There is always going to be someone out there somewhere that makes you want to rip your hair out, and then punch them in the kidneys when all your hair is gone. There are specifically two of these individuals in my office. I try to avoid them at all costs, to avoid the sarcastic tone of my voice and the snappy comments coming from my mouth before I can even process what I am saying. Danielle is one of these individuals. And I think that she realizes that I'm not her biggest fan, and pretty much avoids me, too. But as we work together, she inevitably needs to ask me a question every now and then. I think the biggest thing that makes me snap is that she is DUMB. I don't like dumb people. The questions that come out of her mouth are questions that someone that was just barely hired would be asking. She's been here for years. And she doesn't listen to anything anyone says. She'll just repeat whatever you say back to you over and over again. Here's an example from just this morning:
(D calls my extension)
D- I have a question about a letter you sent out.
(Gives me the account info to pull up.)
D- See where you are asking for $61 back from the dentist?
D- Why are we asking for that back?
Me- Just like it says in the letter, we paid for the x-rays twice in error.
D- But there's another charge we should have paid. Shouldn't we pay that one?
Me- No. If we already paid them too much, why would we pay them even more?
D- Oh. I'll tell her. Thanks.
Moments later D walks up to my desk:
D- So I checked it and we really should be paying these other charges.
Me- No, we shouldn't. They already owe us money. We can apply it to the new charges, but we can't just pay the new charges in full.
D- Are you sure? Because we never paid the new charges.
Me- Yes, I'm absolutely sure that we shouldn't pay out more money when we have already paid out too much. If what we would pay for the new charges is more than $61, then we can subtract the $61 from the payment for the new charges. But we won't be paying all the new charges without receiving the $61 back, or applying it to them.
D- So what do I do?
Me- Well, Danielle- what do we normally do with overpayments?
D- We send them to the overpayment inbox.
Me- So do you think that maybe you should send it there?
D- Should I just send you an email?
Me- I think that maybe it should go where it's supposed to go, don't you?
D- Um, okay.
See, people? I can't keep my sarcasm in control around her. She drives me crazy!!