Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Not as good as I think I am

The silence of this blog is due in part to me being a bit of a twat. You see I'm working too much. There's so much going on that I rarely have time to think, let alone blog. In my haste to make things happen, I discovered today that I've got up the nose of one or two of my colleges. It took me aback, as I'd no inkling.

It hurt a good bit too, as I like to think of myself as a self-aware gaffer who treats others with respect. Obviously not as self-aware as I'd thought.

Being unable to make an omelet without breaking eggs and not keeping everyone happy all of the time are useful adages to relieve the ambivalence of being a nice guy and also a twat. I suppose there will always be people who dislike you regardless. There will be some who really don't give a toss and others that think you're an alright guy who can sometimes be a goon.

"Professional jealousy," a trusted friend said to me "they just wished they had your job."

Mebby.

Mebby I've still got a lot to learn.

Onwards and upwards, eh?

5 comments:

the queen said...

The best thing in the world is a reformed twat. Just fall over yourself being careful and respectful and they will love you more than if you had not been twatty to begin with.

smj said...

"I've got up the nose" of someone, eh?? LOL

I have never heard that expression.. LOL... I'm assuming it means you were "on their nerves". In any case. I like it. I am making it a life goal, to at some point, be told I've "gotten up someone's nose" - and then I'll no doubtedly make a hasty retreat... maybe, down their throat.

=? LOL

Seriously - there are always people you can't please... no matter how nice you are.. or how respectful.

The fact that you are obviously bothered by this, and open to the notion that maybe.... just maybe... you DO need to quit hopping up noses - shows that you really are considerate person if nothing else.

Now... I must go start unting down a rather large nose to fit into...

;)
~smj

jamon said...

Your majesty, you are right, as ever. I guess the majority of my close colleagues are recovering twats.

Perhaps I should start TA?

and thanks SMJ. Getting up noses is just like narking off, getting on nipples then pissing off...

Freidenker85 said...

Um, does this mean you're a professional boxer? :-P

jamon said...

My left hook could be put to good use at work occasionally ;).