My off topic topic-of-the-day: Office Martyrs
Do any of you have a workmate that just makes you dread coming into work? Someone who makes everything about themselves or fobs work off onto other people in the pretense of delegating due to being extremely busy (when they aren't even close to busy), the person who has the boss under their thumb even though they aren't very good at what they do, or someone who hovers at your desk when you are working and expects you to stop working to either talk to them or assist them with their work. Do you have a person who makes you feel uncomfortable by over sharing personal details about their health, their lack of a sex life or simply farting in your presence? Or picks at boils or pimples in the office? Or scratches themselves so aggressively that you can hear the scratchy noise across the room? What about the morbidly obese person who lives on coke and egg and bacon sandwiches (whilst injecting insulin in your presence)? Or they diet or quit smoking for five minutes and then you catch them eating a whole pizza or chain smoking? Or they just spend half the day either smoking or taking personal calls about their sick child/husband/mother in law...Or the person who lives alone and wants you to drop your social life to be their companion? How about the obnoxious person who leaves you gifts of tacky jewelry that you know they got out of the bargain bin as a way to appease you for dealing with them. Oh, what about the person who wears a really really strong perfume that makes you gag??
I have all of that...IN ONE PERSON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Please tell me I am not alone
(As if on queue she just brought me in a present to make up for dumping a load of work on me yesterday - a little pocket hand warmer...it is cute but doesn't really make up for the awful job she lumped me with yesterday)