Sunday, January 27, 2013
Yesterday was one of "those" days.
Happily, it was not a day spent in the ER, or cleaning a large amount of something gross, which is always a faint possibility where I work.
Actually, I always bring a book where ever I go, so the ER is a snap now. (Last year I was in there with a tome-like copy of Swan Song-but the weight was worth it, I was there for 10 hours)
I'm used to gross stuff. (I also carry a pair of..the word is escaping me..rubber, but not actually rubber gloves, surgical gloves? I guess that's it.)
Actually that stuff is Ok, it involves the people I support and I don't mind helping them out with whatever they need. It's Ok.
They are there for a reason.
So, I had an unmentionable interaction with a family member who shall not be named, which resulted in my screaming several times in my car at the top of my lungs.
I was alone of course. The scream allowed me to get on with my day, though it really hurt my throat. I should take singing lessons in order to screech properly and not injure myself.
So, after that I was already feeling blech. Just a bit down, not too great.
I sat down with a fellow employee and gave him a few things to do. Just reading and stuff to write and check off on. Nothing major.
As a supervisor, I am required sometimes to go over things with people, give people stuff to do, tell them to do something they didn't do. Things like that.
I have a little motto I try to work by: I never tell anyone to do something that I wouldn't do myself or haven't already done.
You would have thought, based on their reaction, that I had handed them a tiny kitten and said, "Here, you go drown this."
Or handed them a tablespoon of dog shit and said, "Here, you have to eat this right now."
It was kind of crazy. I found myself unable to retort in such a way that would allow me to maintain my professionalism. So I just said nothing.
The Person said they'd talk to our manager and I replied that that was a very good idea.
Which brings me to another motto I came up with: In life one must accommodate, placate and do everything short of fellatiate, some really screwed up people.
Today is a new day. I was able to watch a bright orange moon set first thing this morning,
I'm going to take the kids for Sunday indoctrination, I'm going to make a batch of pulled pork and go run around in the woods.