Tuesday, December 8, 2009

How to Deal With Co-Workers, Vol. 1

I have a co-worker whose motto is, "It could always be worse." Whenever anyone complains about anything, she's right there, in all her incredibly irritating glory, to tell you that's it's not so bad. I've discovered a great way of dealing with her. Take this exchange from this morning:

Me: "Brr! It's so cold!"

Co-worker: "Well, it could be worse. Imagine if you didn't have a coat."

Co-worker: "Ow! You just slapped me!"

Me: "Well, it could be worse. Imagine if I'd stabbed you!"

Seriously, I should be charging you people for this stuff. I'm like a professional-relationship genius.


Becca's Blog said...

Haaaaaaaaaaaa I love it Kim. One uppers are the worst! The only way to deal with them is to one up them, and you did a fantastic job of that.

Kristina P. said...

I have the opposite coworkers. "You never know when a building could fall on your head!"

Uh, huh.

Amie said...

I can't wait for Volume 2!

)en said...

ha ha. very nice.

i like to respond to ridiculousness with ridiculousness, though mine is intentional, and self-aware.
for example:

"you never know when a building could fall on your head!"

me: "yes i do..." and walk away.

i'm so funny.