OT - Wednesday Weirdness
Who works with someone who is an arrogant, know-it-all arsehole? ~waves hand vigorously~
NO ONE likes this guy. He's terse, argumentative, believes he is always right (hey, it's Caran's brother, Carl! lol)... a big ol' square peg in a round hole. I overheard The Boss telling the Right Hand, "I wish I could fire him for being a jerk." If only... (I have bionic hearing and heard the boss say that through a closed door.)
Anyhoo, several of us were discussing the fact that we have all lived the meme:
Have you ever been too nice and ended up in a situation that could have been avoided if you would have been an arsehole?
Our replies? Yes, Oh Yeah, Definitely, Yep, Unfortunately, and Too Many TImes (that was mine). Carl's reply? "NO. NEVER."
Then Carl looks at me and say, "Aniki, YOU need to teach your children to NOT BE NICE so that won't happen to THEM."
*I* need to do what??
I laughed and said, "No worries, Carl. I don't have any children."
To my surprise, ol' Carl inhaled sharply and said, "Then you must teach your nieces and nephews. It's your responsibility!"
Admittedly, I gave an unladylike snort and said, "THAT responsibility belongs to my siblings."
Mr. Determined comes back with, "It takes a village to raise a child!"
"Maybe so, Carl, but they all live in villages far, far away."
Poor Carl hurrumphed and stomped back to his cave, er, cube. Everyone else laughed.
Evil Aniki prays that Carl will find a new, better paying job in another village.... *diablo*