Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Adult Bullies Suck
Yesterday afternoon I was happily plowing through some work when I saw a tweet a friend of mine had posted about overhearing some colleagues at work making fun of her. My first reaction...how rude?! Then when I heard the entire story it pissed me off even more! So I'm sharing it just because, well, I want to.
So this friend works as a librarian. And yesterday one of her...clients...asked a rather technical question regarding cataloging and why it should be done a certain way. So, being the well-educated librarian she is (Roll Tide!), she gave him a technical answer as to why the cataloguing is done a certain way and how is it dictated to be that way by certain library standards. Apparently this did not satisfy the client/colleague. She then heard him making fun of her in the hallway (really, are we in high school?).
First, I have a problem with bullies. I work at a high school and it drives me nuts to see kids be downright nasty to each other for no good reason. And when possible, I diffuse the situation and let the bully know what he/she did was unacceptable.
Second, bullies that make it all the way to adulthood being allowed to act that way really cook my grits. I don't understand the point. It's mean, rude, and karma is going to bite you in the ass!
Maybe this is just a rant. Maybe I just don't understand because I'm not a soul-less bitch. I'm all for some good-natured teasing (and, mind you, when the person is present, not behind their back!), but gossiping in the halls about a colleague because she gave a technical answer to a technical question just makes you look like an idiot. And an asshole.
Ok, I'm off my soapbox now.
Have a nice day...and be nice! :)