Sunday, February 17, 2008
Some people can be soooooo sensitive. I am NOT one of those people. It takes a hell of a lot to offend me if you can do it at all. Everyone is entitled to their opinion.......I can agree to disagree and continue on with my conversation. I don't get my panties in a twist easily. About 5 years ago I worked for WPIC of UPMC (western psychiatric institute for university of pittsburgh medical center)........yes, I worked w/the crazies. This was actually my 3rd job with the crazies.....do you notice a pattern here hehehehe. Anyway.......this is a food story, really it is. We were going to have an office Christmas Party Potluck at one of the therapists' house. Since I was the office manager and the food officianado, I sent out the email and posted the sign up sheet on what to bring. I told everyone to think long and hard about their culinary selection. This one part-time therapist in the office w/a German heritage signs up to bring Pork & Sauerkraut........yes, you heard me right.........your eyes are not deceiving you........Pork & Sauerkraut. HUH?????? Is this a really bad joke????? Who signs up for an office Christmas Party Potluck to bring Pork & Sauerkraut???? Apparently she was going to go all out and bring it in a crockpot. Now mind you, I know she was of German Heritage but she wasn't just off the beer stein.........she was one of us.......she didn't speak German, she wasn't brought over here against her will at age 12......she was born and raised here.....she knows the rules, she should know the etiquette. People want bacon wrapped scallops, tricuits and assorted imported cheeses, cured meats w/a selection of olives and roasted peppers, spiced nutz, fondue, NOT PORK & SAUERKRAUT. I politely send out an email, not naming any names, but merely requesting that certain individuals rethink their selections for the office potluck and perhaps bring a dish with a bit more cheer, fun and merriment and not something that is going to stink up the joint like a bad case of gasssssssssssssssssssssssssss. Said woman gets ALL OFFENDED and boycotts Christmas Party. Sheeeeeesh, I should have been the one offended that someone was trying to bring Meat and Cabbage that smells like a rotten ass into my Festive Christmas Office Potluck. Did I get offended..........nooooooooooooo.........therapists can be sooooooo touchy. This same woman has a husband named "Garth"........who names their child Garth???? Need I say more??????? I think about this now and again and I still get a great chuckle out of this.