Thursday, June 23, 2011

You Tell Me...Do I Demand Too Much?

I don't know you guys...
Maybe my expectations are way too high.
Maybe I demand perfection from people incapable of giving it.
Maybe I need to lower the standards I hold people to.

I got my first clue that perhaps I'm way off base when a customer:

-walked into my office
-sat down at my desk
-picked up my scissors
-cut his fingernails with my scissors
-and let his fingernail clippings fall to the floor

I feel like I need a shower now...
...or at the very least I need to douse my scissors in some kind of disinfectant.


wjmom said...

Ewww! Ew, ew, ew!

Beth Zimmerman said...

Somebody needs to hold that guy (it was a guy, right?) to a higher standard! That's just GROSS!!!!!

The Blog Writer said...

Hmmm. In the mood that I am in, I might have used the scissors on him quite brutally. {I am hoping the imagination of that will make me feel better. Blah. Not working yet.}

Cheeseboy said...

It could have been toe nails!

Kristin said...

That's disgusting! I wouldn't even do that in my own house!!! Ewwww!!!!!

The Broderick Family Blog said...

That is hilarious. Maybe you should remove the sign above the door "Mi casa es tu casa." or maybe the sign "when you're here, you're family." I think it's a complement that your customers feel so at home.

Venassa said...

Um ew. No you definitely dont demand too much by not wanting someone to cut their nails in your office with your scissors. How did you react?

Sam said...

Um... I don't even know what to say. Probably because I'm busy throwing up or something. Eww!!

Becky said...

That is disgusting! You are not unreasonable! We went to our friends ward a couple of weeks ago, for their baby's blessing. There was an elderly gentleman sitting behind us clipping his finger nails throughout the sacrament meeting. It was all I could do, to not say anything.

P.S. I LOVE your blog! I am an AZ girl who stumbled upon it somehow. I hope you know that you have many cheering you and Emily on!

Dazee Dreamer said...

oh Noelle, you are so nice. I would have totally told him to get away from my office and take his nail clippings with him. That would have puked me out. ick. *stomach roll*

In fact, the other day I got so tired of one of our outside sales guys that always has to be a jerk, that I was a smidge mean. (I know, I can't believe it myself, :) )

I have a candy jar. This time there are those little packs of milk duds in there. You know, that have 4 of the little buggers in it. Well he pulls it out and says, oh, there's a dud in your office. I said, yes, he just walked in. (stop smiling)

Then he said, Oh Dazee, you know that you love me. I said, yup, just as much as I love a headache. He left soon after that. One too many stupid things he says, and saying them on the wrong day.

So, to make this incredibly long comment short, you didn't tell him off so all is well.

Elizabeth said...

Um, gross. And weird.

Some people have no boundaries.

xo -E

Brent and Lori said...

LIFE IS SO AWESOME!! I love people! There are so many amazingly random people in the world.

Fingernails are an interesting thing. For some reason they're completely disgusting once they've been removed the body. I also seem to FIND THEM everywhere. I'll be at work, in a meeting and look down at the floor and FINGERNAIL CLIPPINGS.


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Tiffany said...

NAS.TEE! Shudder.

By the way... I certainly hope you're feeling better! Our computer crashed and is now up and running. I'm catching up and can see how the world continues to spin even when I don't have computer access.

Hope the hot tub is functioning properly today. :)

Shan said...

What the hey?!

(The comment about toe nails cracked me up!)

Heather said...

That's funny.
My students always freak out when I trim my fingernails with the scissors while lecturing.

But at least they are my own scissors.