Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Vengence of the Left

Hmmm...yesterday I was quietly working on an assignment in the Honours room. Minding my own business, face in screen, typing away, headphones in ears, listening to George Gershwin.

A cohabitant of the Honours room...call him/her X., is also in the room also working. I am startled by a loud "Manny!". I look toward to person calling me. X proceeds to accuse me of dumping rubbish on X.'s desk. The conversation went something like this:
  • X: "Manny, why do you keep dumping stuff on my desk!?"
  • M: "What sort of stuff?
  • X: "(Disposable) Coffee cup and chewing gum!"
  • M: "Well, for the last the last two/three months, I haven't bought expresso coffee. I have been drinking instant". (Show X my glass and point toward the large jar of Moccona). "So the coffee cup wasn't me."
  • X: "So how do you explain it when you are the ONLY one who drinks coffee and the ONLY one who chew gum?!"
  • M: "Well, I just explained coffee to you...chewing gum...maybe it was me...how many wrappers?"
  • X: "Three or four!"
  • M: "Then that certainly wasn't me...sorry".
  • X: (Repeats statement that I am the ONLY one who drinks coffee and ONLY one who chews gum)
  • M: "Sorry X. wasn't me. You might want to ask other people."
  • X: Walks off.
I know who also drinks coffee in the Honours room. In fact I saw him/her leave the cup on X's desk. I didn't indulge X. with a person to gripe to.

X. did not forward an apology for accusing me of something I didn't do...being rude and petulant. I went to class.

I returned from class to find X. using my textbooks. X. did not ask. The books are kept in an enclosed bookcase. As I walked in X says..."Sorry, just borrowed your textbook."

Manny says in his mind: "Thanks for the apology..."

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Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Vengence of the Left

Hmmm...yesterday I was quietly working on an assignment in the Honours room. Minding my own business, face in screen, typing away, headphones in ears, listening to George Gershwin.

A cohabitant of the Honours room...call him/her X., is also in the room also working. I am startled by a loud "Manny!". I look toward to person calling me. X proceeds to accuse me of dumping rubbish on X.'s desk. The conversation went something like this:
  • X: "Manny, why do you keep dumping stuff on my desk!?"
  • M: "What sort of stuff?
  • X: "(Disposable) Coffee cup and chewing gum!"
  • M: "Well, for the last the last two/three months, I haven't bought expresso coffee. I have been drinking instant". (Show X my glass and point toward the large jar of Moccona). "So the coffee cup wasn't me."
  • X: "So how do you explain it when you are the ONLY one who drinks coffee and the ONLY one who chew gum?!"
  • M: "Well, I just explained coffee to you...chewing gum...maybe it was me...how many wrappers?"
  • X: "Three or four!"
  • M: "Then that certainly wasn't me...sorry".
  • X: (Repeats statement that I am the ONLY one who drinks coffee and ONLY one who chews gum)
  • M: "Sorry X. wasn't me. You might want to ask other people."
  • X: Walks off.
I know who also drinks coffee in the Honours room. In fact I saw him/her leave the cup on X's desk. I didn't indulge X. with a person to gripe to.

X. did not forward an apology for accusing me of something I didn't do...being rude and petulant. I went to class.

I returned from class to find X. using my textbooks. X. did not ask. The books are kept in an enclosed bookcase. As I walked in X says..."Sorry, just borrowed your textbook."

Manny says in his mind: "Thanks for the apology..."

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