1) Allow me to rant for a second. I'm sorry, I realize that the last thing you probably want on a Monday is to hear someone complain, but may I just reiterate how much I HATE IT when people ignore questions I have asked? Not just tell me they can't answer me, but literally just not acknowledge I've asked anything?! I just...I don't even understand why this is even a thing that happens! It's so fucking rude. Pardon my language, but it is. It is bad mannered, rude, insulting and hurtful. Basically, it's the same thing as someone telling me that I matter so little in the scheme of things that they don't even have to respond to me. It's bad enough in a personal conversation. Actually, it's worse in a personal conversation because friends shouldn't do that to you, but it's infuriating in a work situation. If you work with people who think so little of you that they will ignore the things you say, then you should probably start looking for another place to work because they aren't even affording you the most basic respect you deserve.
If I were asking personal questions, or if I were out of line asking something, it would be one thing. I'd get that. If I'm going to ask what I think is a personal question, I always preface it with an option not to answer. But FFS, just don't do that! If you can't answer, or even if you prefer not to answer, say that much. I'm literally having nightmares about this lately. I used to have nightmares about people not listening to me when I had important things to tell them, but now the nightmares consist of me asking questions and people not answering me. They just talk round and round and I have woken up in tears. I hate that SO MUCH.
Now, some of you are thinking that I'm overreacting, and maybe you don't care if people ignore you. Give you a cookie. I don't know, maybe it is silly, but I do care and it is like a slap in the face. If there is something so wrong with me that I don't deserve to be acknowledged, I beg of you, please tell me. I'm being 100% serious about that. TELL ME. If I understand why this keeps happening, I can deal with it. But it's like I'm invisible. I'm so tired of being invisible.
Sorry. I needed to get that off my chest. People suck.
2) Our power went off at work this morning! It was fun, except that I was alone, and the church is big and it makes scary sounds when there are no other sounds to cover it up! Luckily, I had brought the portable spotlight (or bright-ass flashlight) that Mr. Lee gave me for Christmas to replace the sad dollar store one we've had for a while. That kept the monsters away! If it hadn't, it would have made a spectacular blunt object.
The only problem is that it seems to have fried our membership program, which is something we need to keep up with records. I've been trying to fix it all morning, but the program is old and on the verge of no longer being supported. The only option of getting the program updated is subscribing to the new software which is on a cloud server, and that might not fly because they keep the membership stuff on a computer that isn't allowed to be connected to the internet. I'm going to have to explain why this should be OK. I don't look forward to it. I'm the only one who works here that seems to understand that software needs to be replaced occasionally.
3) We got snowed in on Saturday! We were supposed to go on a road trip to Atlanta, but we had to cancel it. We actually had to go to buy something we needed for some kind of home project Steve is working on (and after the cluster frak that we had ordering parts online we decided to go to the actual store, the closest of which is in Atlanta.) After years and years of asking, I had FINALLY gotten Steve to agree to go to the Aquarium while we were there and then we had to cancel. Boo.
It was boring being stuck in the house, but it wasn't terrible. Like I told a friend, at least I was warm and didn't have to wear pants most of the day! Silver lining! Atlanta will still be there whenever we decide to go again. Whether or not I can get Steve to the Aquarium will be another story!
Shut up. I like looking at fishes. I was a mermaid in a former life.