The past two days, I kept in touch with the really annoying person – my ex boss (Ms Put-Foot-In-The-Mouth) to tell her, there’s a job opening at this prestigious property company. This property company offers good fringe benefits and adequate annual leave and allowances.
Well, to be fair, she maybe socially inept (more like retarded) but she’s generally a good boss. She would give you credit when it’s due and would not purposely give you hard time like one deranged ex boss I encountered. Some bosses would yak nonsense (talking about maids, children, husband, grocery prices, etc) on the phone all day, only to pile work on you right after the office hours just to make your life miserable. May such bosses rot in hell! She also has been complaining to me about her boss who is giving her hard time in office and false promises.
Then, she called me again to check on something before submitting her resume.
She: I heard the person in the dept I am going to work closely with – is she a relative to the big boss?
Me: Why? I just hear that she’s a nice person to work with. No nonsense. Strict. Straight to the point lah. So no issue one.
She: I heard ah, SHE’s very PINTAI (Cantonese: psychotic) BECAUSE SHE IS UNMARRIED!
She: So is it a 5 working days week ? If it’s 5.5 days, I don’t think I want the job.
Me: Please go to interview then you ask lah. Why ask me?
She: Can lah, please lah, please check for me, ok? please?
Me: Ok ok! I am driving! I will sms you tomorrow.
This morning, I checked for her that, she probably heard the wrong news because the lady in the department is married. So, I sms her.
Me: I heard the person is a nice. She is very professional. She doesn’t mix around with people, maybe that’s why she may look standoff-ish. She comes to office to work only, not to play politics. If you are good, she’s ok with you. And she’s married.
Then I think to myself, this idiot will forever be socially inept if I don’t hammer some common sense into her head. So, I added…
Me: And.. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, NOT ALL UNMARRIED PEOPLE ARE PINTAI!!!!
She: Thanks for info. Is it 5-day week job?
Hhmmph? No apologies? Not one tiny bit of remorse?
Me: It’s 5.5 days week.
She: Emm. Need to think coz this is a setback for me.
Me: Yes. Please continue to work where you are at now, till 10 pm because you have to accompany your idiotic boss who is afraid of ghosts and always show black face whenever you take leave. Good luck!
That shut her up real good!
I simply couldn’t comprehend why am I subjecting myself to such insult every time I try to have a decent conversation with her! When am I going to learn? I think my niceness is till this level only. I could tolerate no more.