Monday, August 29, 2011

The Inconsiderate Gap...

I work in a place with mostly individuals my age or ten years older so we are all in the same bracket or close to being in the same bracket.  Needless to say, there is a new individual that works with us that is not in our bracket and that is making things a little weird and tense around the workplace.

The age gap can definitely occur at work however i have never really experienced this before.  I am trying to be polite and listen when this individual has stories.  But i am left shaking my head at the lack of recognition to how inappropriate and inconsiderate she can be at times.

She proceeded this afternoon to share a story about an entire family that was killed in a highway accident.  And can we imagine this ever happening? Ten she had pictures of the family from the funeral that she attended! SHE HAD PICTURES!  Didn't we just have a Hurricane and an Earthquake occur? Maybe, just maybe someone is traumatized by all the events of the last few days!!

Perhaps she needed to talk to someone about how upsetting the event was. Which is understandable. But there really is a time and a place for everything.  Perhaps, it's not even an age gap but an inconsiderate gap!

There has to be something called the inconsiderate gap that is related to the age gap that exists in my place of work.  I am trying to be understanding and asking God for patience and understanding.  But there are some days, i really wish i was a professional blogger so i could stay home and work.  At least if someone is being inconsiderate online, you exit out of their blog or url. 

Unfortunately in person, i do not have an exit button. Darn!

12 comments:

toi said...

It must be annoying working with such person. Be patient with this individual.

Lauren said...

Ughh...I'm totally with you. This doesn't happen so much at work for me, but it happens tons of other places! Good luck girl, and here's to hoping you have tons of patience!

Heather said...

So sorry you had to deal with this! I was a pro blogger working for a wedding website for a while, and I still had to deal with rude comments and messages sent over email from the most random people -- totally different but still very annoying. You're right about the exit button, though!

Ashley Slater said...

whoa. who takes pictures at a funeral??? that is CREEPY!!!!!!!!!

Karen in Progress said...

It sounds like a social skills gap to me... I'm not sure it's an age gap. I know plenty of older women who wouldn't dream being so dense. Awkward!

Alida said...

Pictures?! Goodness. That is just unreal.

Megan said...

Oh yikes, talk about totally awkward!!!!

Sunshine said...

Wow! Pictures at a funeral?? Come on!

TiAnna Mae said...

Wow! Sounds like she is suffering from a gap in her medication. She is definitely not working with a full deck. Just be kind and gentle with her.

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Mrs. Pancakes said...

Thanks ladies for your supportive comments...i knew i wasn't overacting. i will definitely be practicing patience!

Camie Rae said...

What the what??!! Geesh already you are so SO much better than me ha ha! Good for you!!

Brandi @ Home Team Dreams said...

I know exactly how you feel. I work with a few inconsiderate people. The things they say really blow my mind sometimes. No tact whatsoever.

I'm with you on the working from home...I would so love that!