I got a call

from our Ph.D. Psychologist

“Just checking in,” she said.

Lately, I haven’t been answering my phone

“Do you know that psychologist, Dr. Lombard? He’s a creep.”

“Really?” I asked.

“Yeah. He tried to invite himself to my IEP meeting, and I had to shut him down. I think he’s on the spectrum or he’s an old bat that should just fly away, rather than hanging around. Are you going to apply for our boss’s job?”

“I don’t think so,” I said.

“Why not?”

“I prefer to write poetry.” I could sense her smirking on the other end of the line.

She went on…

By the end of our conversation, I said

“I’m on your side.”

“Woohoo!” She shouted.

After our call, I got a nasty email from a coworker.

The Ph.D. psychologist was cc’d. She ripped that woman a new one.

“Wow. I can’t believe Andy has to deal with you and your incompetence!”

When the teacher apologized, the psychologist didn’t stop there. “That was the worst apology, ever!”

I talked to my counselor friend, after the fact. “You know the strangest part?” I said. “After all that drama, the day remains the same.”

I went home

I thought about making it as a writer

or doing anything

to get away from them.


2 thoughts on “Co-Workers

  1. Some people have nothing better to do than to create drama in the workplace. Many have no courage to maturely address the situation with set individual so they go elsewhere which then becomes a domino effect of “he said”, “she said”.

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    1. Yes, too true Sara. I think people just want to get by with the minimum of difficulty. If they confront someone, they often make their lives more difficult, so they are stuck with dealing with their difficult situations. Most people fall into the helpless category, I’m afraid. Thanks for reading and for your thoughts.

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