5 April 2004
Submitted by eve on Mon, 04/05/2004 - 8:36pm. Funny
"You really don't want me pissing people off right now. I get that."
"I don't want you pissing people off ever, and that's what I think you're not getting."
--Two guys talking near gate 20 at SFO
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Not realistic...
Posted by Social Neanderthal on Thu, 04/08/2004 - 3:15pm.
While I agree it is important to play well with others, I don't think it is realistic or even possible to not piss people off on occasion.

Some folks are never satisfied no matter what you do...
Some folks don't deserve the effort it takes to get along with them...
And if you don't piss off some folks every now and then I'd be inclined to think they must be pissing you off royally and it is just being bottled up inside waiting for a high caliber release........

You can make some of the people happy all of the time,
You can make all of the people happy some of the time,
But sometimes you just piss people off.
High caliber release
Posted by Apple on Thu, 04/08/2004 - 4:04pm.
Disgruntled postal worker, anyone??

I actually got to see a mailman snap mentally once. Not really something I'd want to witness again, really. Dog owners, please, keep your pet in check or the mailman shall.

Not seen but heard
Posted by Jon on Fri, 04/09/2004 - 8:51am.
I've got two points of comparison for mail workers:
My brother spent a summer as a part-time postal worker. He had many excellent stories to tell of those days. Unfortunately, at one point (years later) his car was burgled, and the postal uniform was taken. It was the main souvenir he had.

About a year or so ago, a lot of mail in my town was not being delivered. After a little investigation, it was discovered that one disgruntled employee was *dumping mail in the lake*. Very high class, that.
The solution is obvious....
Posted by Social Neanderthal on Fri, 04/09/2004 - 9:34am.
I'd say these guys need to focus more on working together effectively to facilitate win-win solutions in the problem-solving and decision-making process and to better recognize opportunities for consensus in the midst of perceived conflict.

Because, don't ya know, it's all about perceived conflict.
Angering people who know where you live
Posted by Mike on Fri, 04/09/2004 - 11:27am.
You know that Soundgarden song "Mailman"? That's a really cool song.

So... for some reason we were really into making slingshots one summer. Apparently rubber bands were difficult to come by back then. Somebody got the bright idea to ask the mailman for any extras he had one day and was pleasantly surprised when he gave up a handful.

This turned out to be a tactical error on the mailman's part because the neighborhood was crawling with kids. Every day he'd hear unsolicited requests from the late bandwagon-jumpers: "Can I have some rubber bands?" "Do you have any rubber bands?"

He finally snapped one day when he found one of the younger kids (maybe eight at the time) standing outside the mail truck as he was preparing to get in and drive off. There was the inevitable request-- "Hey, you got any rubber bands?"-- and he mailman, without changing expression, reached into the truck, pulled out a huge barrel of rubber bands (a real live Donkey Kong-style wooden barrel), and dumped it on the kids head without saying a word.

Heh. There were no further requests. This was years before all those shootings so I guess we got off lucky.

We broke so many windows that year, and taught the local squirrels the folly of trying to cross the streets by wire...
I'm always suprised by the nu
Posted by PGS on Thu, 04/08/2004 - 10:33am.
I'm always suprised by the number of people you have to have this conversation with. I wonder if it was bar time?

I get it, you don't want me doing A in front of your girlfriend/parents/strangers/parole officer.
No, I don't want you to EVER do A.
Ooooh well FINE.

Like they're doing you the favor by not being an idiot.

"pgs is doing it"
Posted by steff on Wed, 04/07/2004 - 10:51pm.
sometimes, you just gotta get out the duct tape.
Posted by Matt on Thu, 04/08/2004 - 12:13am.
And if that fails, the bailing wire.

And hey, if for some reason you aren't quite achieving the results you need with a coworker and/or acquaintance/friend, you can use those same materials to repair virtually any engine problem associated with a rear-engine Volkswagen Bug!
That's just sad
Posted by hypoxic on Thu, 04/08/2004 - 9:04am.
but true. Gotta love the air cooled engine. Makes things not need as many hoses.
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