Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Would you like cheese with that wine?

Class was a little boring as I expected. The problem was my fault though. I need new glasses so I couldn't see the board. There was a computer in front of each of us but something was wrong with my password so the first day I was unable to log on and follow along. Then the second day, I had some big wigs sitting near me so I couldn't do any playing. I had to actually pay attention. Can you believe that?


There were 15 people in this class and several of them complained about everything. This class was supposed to tell us our new job responsibilities but several people did nothing but complain. There was one in particular who asked those "what if" questions and kept trying to stump the instructor. He reminded me of an old George Carlin skit where the Catholic kids were trying to stump the priest. They were talking about how in the Catholic faith, it is a sin not to go to confession each week. George's question was: What if you were on a ship out in the ocean? And today was your last chance to confess otherwise it would be a sin. And just as you are about to go into confession, you cross the international dateline and the day springs forward and you miss confession. Is that still a sin? The priest of course replies: I think God understands.


I tell you, this guy was being a pain in the you know what and the instructors and most of the people in the class were getting tired of his comments. It only took me about 10 minutes to decide I didn't like him. By the end of day two, everyone was annoyed.


This morning, they started with a recap of yesterdays information and asked if anyone had any questions. I spoke up and not only asked an well thought out question but made a wonderful point. That's when it happened. This guy (the anoying one) follows my comment up with "That's what I am talking about" I wanted to say: Not only did you not talk about this but I don't want you siding with me. Don't worry, I didn't. I hate when people do that. I make a great comment and some fool tries to ride my shirt tail to glory.


This guy did nothing but complain all day. So for that I award him Greg's big cheese award. Here you go bubba, enjoy some cheese with that wine.





By the way, I am working on another post which will fall right in with this one.

Have a great day,

Greg

13 comments:

Gnightgirl said...

Oooh, that guy even annoys me! I always wonder what's behind people that act like that...I'm in awe that they think they're doing everyone a service, when they're globally disliked in the group.

Good on ya, for not decking him!

Connie Pombo said...

I'll have to remember that line (would you like some cheese with that...?). I remember in the medical field when they would send us for training for a week...it was one BIG GRIPE session. Not much learning, but a whole lot of complaining!

Hang in there, Greg!

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Greg, first of all, and please take this the right way, as in "non-offensive comment," your comments fit right in with the blogging moms on my blog! This makes me smile because there are a few of you out there who do pop in regularly and fit right in. I love it! It also cracks me up that you gave this guy 10 minutes, and he's X'd off the list. I'd like to be a mouse in the classroom. My little Yorkie is a female, but she shall never be farm-outable. And you should not beat yourself up for feeling fat; leave that to us middle-aged femme fatale bloggers. Thanks for the smiles at my blog.

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

We know how you hate complainers ;)

Lori said...

At least you don't have to go back to this class! I hope you don't have to work with him.

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

Hi Greg!

Very entertaining post. I love the cheese award; I just hope I don't ever get one.

I would love to video tape someone who is constantly complaining like that and let them watch it later. *shrink* They probably don't even know what they sound like!

Thanks for stopping by and saying hi. It was a pleasure to "meet" you!

Janice Thomson said...

I guess it takes all kinds to make a world and some just have to be the center of attention :)

Katherine Aucoin said...

I wouldn't have been as patient and graceful as you were. I'd have gotten his email address and signed him up for every junk email list I could find...sorry that was evil...my bad.

Lori said...

Bummer for all of you! Can't wait to read the next post.

Lori

Angie said...

I'm glad I wasn't that instructor. I know what you mean about people like that though.

Sandy said...

hahahah I always get a laugh reading you Greg....dumb guy trying to shine in your light...

Scarlet said...

Honestly, I would like a piece of that cheese to go w/ my red wine. ;)

I can't wait 'til you're done with that annoying class...although I like the humor it brings out in you. :)

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