Forced

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I don’t like to be forced to do things. I don’t like being forced not to do things. I am complicated that way. Or maybe I am not really. I don’t know.

Lately, I find myself getting suggestions by someone that would essentially force me to interact with people I wouldn’t normally interact with, let alone go out my way to interact with them.

Just last night I mentioned that I was thinking about doing something and if I had to go alone that was ok, as it would just be a quick overnight trip later this month to see my grandparents and deliver/pickup gift exchange packages. Simple and quick.

I was met with, “That’s a good idea. If I can’t go, why don’t you see if ***** would like to go with you. It would be good for both of you and give you two a chance to hang out.”

What part of when I mentioned this idea did I indicate that I wanted to take extra people with me? When did I indicate that I wanted to have someone along that would neither want to go, nor would they appreciate the time? The suggestion was kind of pointless seeing as how the person being suggested hasn’t made any effort to see me (us) and almost never wanted to hang out with me (or contact me directly) in the past, let alone go see my grandparents with whom there has never been a relationship.

Rather strange and outta the blue suggestion.

Stop trying to force me to interact with people. I don’t like people in general, so I don’t want random suggestions of whom I should hang out with.

I’ll just ignore this work policy

From the department of “Total Disregarded Rules”, we have a clear violation of posted rules. Why is it so hard for employees to follow the directions of their employers? Total disregard of the rules or just disrespect?

I ran into this blatant violation while on vacation in the wilds of BC, Canada.

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Do you work in a place where directions or rules seem to be a matter of choice? Got a complaint about co-workers or family members who just don’t get it? Tell me about it.

I’ve got the power (or not)!

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OK, not really. I am actually kind of a little irritated that I don’t have the power.

I am traveling for work and I am in a hotel (Hilton) for a couple nights. It isn’t a bad room, except for one thing…

The room has all of one USB outlet! Um, hello! How can a modern hotel have only one USB outlet? A newer hotel. Poor planning, don’t ya think? Luckily I have other ways to plug in my devices.

The last time I had to do this, the hotel had six USB outlets in the room. So, I wonder what gives?

What are your travel complaints, irritations, or annoyances?