Yesterday, at work, I submitted a document to The Boss AKA She-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named AKA Most-Likely-Voldermort’s-Second-Cousin, for her review. The document would be presented to the client today.
After work, I waited by my phone in case The Boss had questions or wanted me to revise the document. It was almost midnight, and there were no calls (missed or otherwise) and no text messages. So, it seemed that for once, I produced a documentation that passed her nit-picky, OCD standards. Yay me! Or so I thought.
Today, I was on my way to work when I realised I’d forgotten my phone. So, I made a quick u-turn to head home to retrieve it but of course, I then got stuck in traffic and what was supposed to be a 5 minute trip back turned into 15 minutes. I hadn’t even reached the office and I was already feeling stressed out.
The second I got home, the first thing I did was locate my phone and check it. That’s when I saw three missed calls from The Boss. I immediately called her back and she was angry. A.N.G.R.Y. “Why didn’t you answer your phone???!!!” She shrieked. I held my phone away from my ear.
That was the wrong way to start a conversation with someone who had been stuck in unnecessary traffic all because I’d forgot my phone at home, so I retorted with “Why are you only calling me now? I was on standby the entire night to make the changes so that the documentation doesn’t have to be edited at the last minute!”
She ignored what I said and immediately asked me where was the graph she wanted in the document. I told her it was there and even checked the copy that I sent to her and saw that it was indeed included in the document.
Then she hangs up. SHE HANGS UP!
Then she calls back and says that the graph is in the original attachment I sent her so she probably deleted the graph. And she hangs up again. Grrrr…