Skip to comments.No name-calling
Posted on 06/18/2009 9:56:27 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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.
hmmmm, i am going to venture a guess and say that lizzie is single.
Such arrogance and immaturity.
Increasingly characteristics of the left.
Decaf. I don’t like it, but for some it works miracles.
“Liz” is going to get a boatload of emails now. LOL
Maybe she just needs new batteries for her... uh.. pesonal stress reliever device thingy.
Earlier thread: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2274022/posts Many Liz lulz.
I she, perhaps, a “lizbian”? ;^)
lizzie is single
Sounds like Liz could have been in the Marines. Or, maybe, just a pain in the @ss.
Sounds like Barbara Boxer. Mike Gallagher had a clip on this a.m. where she told Gen Walsh (?) that she wanted to be addressed as “Senator”, not “Maam”.
Such a put down. What arrogance. Disgusting.
“i am going to venture a guess and say that lizzie is single.”
If she is a typical RAT-Lib-Feminazi, she is probably not very attractive, either. Touchy-touchy.
“You need a drink.”
“You need a couple of drinks... To kill the bug that’s up your a$$.”
(No, I didn't make that up.)
read the comments on the bottom.
What a surprise! Another “offended” liberal!