Archive for the peeves Category

your very original remarks, pt i: if only shirley jackson were here

Posted in about work, check-ins, peeves with tags , on August 8, 2009 by sarafist

I’m terribly sorry to break it to you, but this exchange

Schatzi: And if there’s anything [else] you need, just let me/us know!
Guest: How about the winning lottery numbers? Har har!
Schatzi, beaming as though joy had her by the throat: I’ll get right on that!/You’ll be the first to know, sir/ma’am!/Don’t I wish!

happens several times a week. Sometimes a few times a day. And it doesn”t get any funnier with repetition, I’m sorry to say.

When you have the opportunity to inflict an un-funny joke upon some poor customer service rep who has to act thrilled or be at risk of complaints about their surliness, restrain yourself, please. Don’t be That Guy; be the better person.


single biggest pet peeve

Posted in irrational, peeves, stupidity on December 14, 2008 by sarafist
When someone asks, “Are they pretty clean rooms?” or some variation thereof.
No, they’re filthy. We actually don’t clean them.
And even if that were the case, why would we tell you that?

i don’t get it

Posted in check-ins, irrational, peeves, stupidity on October 30, 2008 by sarafist
Schatzi: Is this address current?
Guest: The one on the driver's license is.
Since that was the only ID of theirs I had, I wonder what people like this are thinking. Why doesn't a "yes" or "no" suffice?