Skip to comments.No Name-Calling (Dem Secretary Goes Haywire)
Posted on 06/17/2009 5:12:13 PM PDT by Dallas59
If you want to score a meeting with Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.), know this: His scheduler/office manager, Elizabeth Becton, is to be addressed by her full name not Liz or any other variant.
An executive assistant at McBee Strategic recently learned this the hard way. A few weeks ago, the assistant e-mailed Becton seeking a meeting with McDermott and a client, JPMorgan Chase. Days later, the assistant checked back in and unfortunately began the e-mail with Hi Liz.
Becton curtly replied, Who is Liz?
When the assistant wrote back with an apology, Becton turned up the heat. I do not go by Liz. Where did you get your information? she asked.
The back-and-forth went on for 19 e-mails, with the assistant apologizing six times if she had offended Becton, while Becton lectured about name-calling.
Becton told the assistant that if someone said using Liz was acceptable, then they are not your friend, and If I wanted you to call me by any other name, I would have offered that to you. Plus, its rude when people dont even ask permission and take all sorts of liberties with your name, she said, adding: Please do not ever call me by a nickname again.
But the tirade didnt end there. Becton continued her riff responding that the assistant got played by someone who was trying to tick Becton off. Bectons final, searing missive stated: In the future, you should be VERY careful about such things. People like to brag about their connections in D.C. Its a pastime for some. Its also dangerous to eavesdrop, as you have just found out. Quit apologizing and never call me anything but Elizabeth again. Also, make sure you correct anyone who attempts to call me by any other name but Elizabeth. Are we clear on this? Like I said, its a hot button for me. And please dont call the office and not leave a message. My colleague told me you called while I was away. ... I do sometimes leave my desk.
McDermott spokesman Mike DeCesare told us Tuesday, An apology is being issued as we speak, adding, This isnt reflective of the way we do business in this office.
We should all send her an email. Address it as Beth or Liz.
We need her email so we can all email her and call her
Liz or Lizzy or Lizard or Beth or Bessy or ....
this can get pretty creative.
I can think of a few other appellations that would probably get me a suspension....
Liz should be fired!
Talk about anal
LOL for sure! :) What is it with the dem women in Washington? First SENATOR Boxer and now this....get over yourselves, Chicks!
LMAO - Liz got the ZOT! ROTFLMAO
Crazy female dog alert!!!
Name of the dog is Lizzy, but you can call her Liz.
Psychosis is a sad a scary thing. Liz should voluntarily institutionalize herself.
Let’s all start emailing Lizabitch.
What’s up Lizzie’s ass?
I think “Liz” has a deep dark past....
The lesson here is, never piss-off subordinates.
I would expect nothing less from the office of my Congresscreep.
Only two women could exchange 19 emails over something like this.
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