This was one of those days.
You know the kind...a day that would have been good on any other day.
Except for this...
Stupid people turned this day upside down, inside out.
Stupid people doing stupid things, making everyone else's day a mess.
I love my job.
I love my job, with the singular exception of the times when someone with very little common sense turns my day inside out. Today was one of those days.
It's a simple thing to do your job, handle your own case, carry your own load of ka-ka.
Really, truly, isn't it?
Apparently not, as was evidenced today.
All week, I've been cleaning up after another person, picking up her slack, hauling in her anchor, taking care of my own business as well as hers.
I know the rule about carrying your own suitcase and leaving others to carry their own for themselves.
That rule goes out the window when I'm wearing the hat for my clients, because my job is to do the best for my clients, even when that best includes carrying the whole load for myself and for the other realtor, as well.
Without going into the gory details, I will leave you with this little scene...after picking up the slack for over a week, carrying the load for everyone, I was pushed to the breaking point this afternoon and flipped out! My front office person heard a string of four-letter friend-getters that was surrounded by enough thick blue smoke to choke a horse!
After blowing my cork, swearing profusely and stomping around in my office for a few minutes, I went back to the front desk, apologized to my front office person for my profanity and for having subjected her to my pissed-offed-ness.
The darling girl laughed out loud, then said, "No problem! You were only saying out loud what I was thinking inside of my head!" We both laughed about it, then we both went home for the weekend.
Now, after a luscious comfort-food dinner of my favorite foods and 5 delish Dark Concerto biscuits for dessert, washed down with a glass of Oyster Bay chardonnay, I'm chillin', not cranky and relaxing, finally.
Do I understand what happened today? Of course.
Do I understand why stupid people are so.....stupid?
Nope, not even close.
Seems to me it is pretty simple to do your job and take care of your own kettle of corn.
Take care of your own business.
I still don't understand why that's such a complex idea for some people to grasp.
"The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits." ~ Unknown