Monday, October 24, 2011

life shouldn't feel like you're constantly playing telephone

Remember playing telephone in elementary school? The teacher would come up with a story and tell the first kid at the front of the class.  Each kid would tell the person next to them what the previos kid had told them.  By the time the last kid in class heard the story, it was not even remotely close to what the teacher had originally said.  Proving that a conversation/rumors can change from person to person. 

For as long as I can remember, I have always taken things very personally.  I am not sure if I have gotten better over the years, or if I have just gotten better blowing things off and hiding how I feel. I never was that person that wanted everyone to like me. In fact, I'm the exact opposite. However, and I'm sure I speak for most people, it drives me bat shit crazy when people think I did or said something in which I did not do or say. Prime example? The dramarama with Carlos and Dana.

Moving on from that... today while at work, I spoke with a client and had what I thought was a good conversation. At 4:59 p.m. today I am called into the conference room. I was told that a very inappropriate comment was made to a client today. My mind raced back to all my conversations and did not recall any not going well or a client being angry about something. Come to find out, it was the client I had called earlier. Either she completely misunderstood what I said, or she blantantly lied about our conversation.  Either way, she went out of her way to call my boss's wife and tell her about a conversation that absolutely did not happen. I'm not sure if I'm more pissed off that this happened, or that my bosses would honestly think I would say such a thing. I've worked at my job for almost a year. They don't know me well enough to know I would never say such a thing? And to be told that the big boss is going to be furious when he finds out makes me even more upset because I really respect him.  Of course, I told my boss that is completely not what I said and that she must have misunderstood me. It's my word against hers and again, that makes me go bat shit crazy.

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