Skip to comments.No name-calling (Baghdad Jim's Rude secretary)
Posted on 06/17/2009 6:49:49 PM PDT by llevrok
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“she has every right to ask to be treated respectfully by someone that she doesnt know. I am also very irritated by someone presuming intimacy when I have just met them.”
Give me a break. People in positions of power may have the luxury to “Demand respect”, but this is an administrative grunt job, her duties are to provide assistance and customer service to constituents. She might prefer Elizabeth and has every right to request that for the future. She has no right to berate, become angry, and then demand she quit apologizing. Geez.......
A polite - “Thanks for your email, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Elizabeth and I am in charge of ....... I will get back with you as to the times and dates of the meeting.
“And I don’t like nobody touching my stuff. So just keep your meat-hooks off. If I catch any of you guys in my stuff, I’ll kill you. Also, I don’t like nobody touching me. Now, any of you homos touch me, and I’ll kill you”
I have never understood people who throw a hissy fit over things like that.
This lady is more than just rude, she has real mental issues that need to be resolved. How she manages to get any real work done while obsessing on non issues like this, is beyond me. If I were Rep.McDermott I would, perhaps temporarily, remove her from her position or at the very least suggest that she take an obviously much needed break from the job. She’s really too thin skinned to be associated with politics in any way.
I myself have gone through life with an almost unpronounceable Gaelic first name. When I married, on top of my first name, I took on an often mispronounced French last name. Seldom, if ever, are these names said correctly the first time I am addressed by strangers. Do I care? No. I laugh and tell people not to worry about it. As long as I can figure out that they are addressing me and respond appropriately, its all good.
McDermott is a wackjob, too.
Oddither, whether a government employee or a housewife, it is rude to use a nickname that has never been offered.
Junior_G, it's called good manners and we've lost them.
Sorry to hear, Liz, that you’re offended by people calling you Liz. You shouldn’t be, Liz.
Dear Liz, Liz as a term of endearment has a long and proud history, Liz.
For example, Liz, lizards carry the prefix “Liz” in their name. But one should never call a lizard a “Liz” because it might confuse people into thinking you’re a lizard, Liz. We don’t want that, nor do we want to belittle lizards by being identified with you, Liz.
To avoid confusion amongst people thinking you’re a lizard, Liz, try adding a few “Zs” to your name, like this - Lizzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Hiss out the last dozen or so “Zs” for good effect so everyone knows it’s you, and not a lizard.
This new pronounciation should garner the necessary attention you seek, Lizzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Anyway, Lizzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz, I am so happy to be of service to you. If I can be of further assistance, don’t hesitate to call.
PS - you might find flies tasty. But get them with your tongue.
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“Junior_G, it’s called good manners and we’ve lost them.”
On the face of it, I agree with you.
However, how many times must one apologize?
Perhaps there is more to the story.
However, she corrected him.
Elizabeth was rude to belabor the point.
“it’s called good manners and we’ve lost them.”
From what I can gather, she doesn’t like to be called Liz.
Oh, I’m sure you’re right.
And, at that point, I would likely have kept on as well.
Makes sense to me for her to correct someone for not having “good manners”..
Hypocritical of her to not show them.
She never asked for an apology. So what did she ask? Who put them up to it. Ahhhhhhhhhhh, they "overheard" someone use the diminutive. Becton then explains about politics and influence.
I think there was more to this and Becton was right, someone was playing them. And why would I care about a Dem lobbyist getting a smack down?
Again, you’re right, she did not ask for an apology.
However, to me, in communications or correspondence, if something I say is offensive to another person, I apologize.
If I step on someone’s toes (literally or figuratively) I apologize.
I don’t wait to be asked.
I was taught that this is part of “polite company”.
(although, if after extending polite niceties, I am further rebuffed, I will likely respond in kind)
I also do not care about “some Dem Lobbyist”.
Nor do I care about Dem Jim McDermott’s secretary.
You brought up the point about manners.
That’s what I’m commenting on.
And, as far as your manners comment, I agree with you!
That's how someone in the private sector would respond because in the private sector every customer represents profit and is therefore important. However, when you 'work' in a government office 'for the people' you don't have to be nice to the people because the TRUTH is the people work and pay for you.
Dosen’t it sound like typical DC game playing? No wonder few good people run for election. Who wants to jump in a cesspit?
You’re likely right about that as well..
For the life of me, I can’t get why he keeps getting re-elected!
(I’m a bit North of his district)
Over time, in her new job, the name Liz might start to grow on her. She better hope so, because she's permanently stuck with it. Or, she could apply to Barbara Boxer's office, who has a special appreciation for irrational name-touchiness.