- 4 years ago
Has anyone else been feeling inundated by rude people lately? I feel like I need to vent a bit. I have two stories and I’d love to hear some of yours. It helps me to get it out and not let it fester and ruin any more of my day!
Yesterday I went to the airport to pick up my college roommate who was coming to visit. My Boyfriend or Best Friend was driving and there was this huge black SUV riding in the middle of two lanes. He seemed lost or indecisive. We waited for him to decide which way he was going. He did this in front of us at two separate intersections in the airport before my Boyfriend or Best Friend honked. The SUV driver slowed down even more just to brake check us. Seemed unnecessarily rude. Anyway, when we were trying to merge with traffic at a yield sign to get to the arrivals area to get my friend, the black SUV came to a full stop and didn’t drive even though there were no cars coming. Boyfriend or Best Friend honked again and the guy got out of his car and walked aggressivly over to our window. I was scared and I had NO idea what reason HE had to be annoyed. He had been rude and incsiderate to other drivers for 5 minutes already and was annoyed at being honked at? Boyfriend or Best Friend tried to back up and drive around him but the guy tried to jump in front of our car. He wouldn’t move so we just waited until the airport security circled around and before we could flag him down, the guy got in his car and sped away. It seemed too absurd to be true.
Secondly, today at work I got an email first thing from a co-worker with a request to send some paperwork over to a client for him to sign. I had never dealt with this kind of paperwork before and I didn’t even know where to locate the template to send. I work in a bull-pen type office and people call out to each other often with quick questions like “where did you store that file” or “does anyone know where I can find the contact list for the Boston office” etc. They aren’t questions that people can’t figure out for themselves, but it’s quicker and easier to just ask a co-worker and no one minds helping each other out. Anyway, I sent her an email back asking if she knew where the template was because I’d never used it before. She didnt’ get back to me so I did end up figuring it out on my own and I CCed her on the email showing that I had indeed sent the paperwork to the client, as requested. When she finally responded to my email she said “I don’t know.… That’s why I asked you to do it.” This just struck me as unnecessarily rude (pretty common for her). She could have just said she didn’t know, but instead she felt the need to be rude and passive aggressive about it. I just responded that I had figured it out on my own and that I had CCed her on the correspondence. Yeesh, glad to know you’re not friendly enough to come to with a simple question without trying to make me feel stupid.
Any vents from other people? How do you deal with rudeness?