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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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.