By Vernalee
Stop the madness! A colleague called me and said that a man with Bruce Lee’s talents was performing at her job! “Is your company having a picnic or talent show? What is the occasion?” In her lovely southern accent, she replied, “It’s just status quo around here. One of our top executives is letting a manager have it…again!” He was so loud that the entire staff walked out into the hallway to see what the commotion was. No one wants to miss a good fight! He yelled at the manager and said, “If you don’t do it; I will put my foot up your derriere!” (Excuse my French derivative; he used the “A” word!). He was cussing up a storm! When I said, “Rest assured, this executive will be terminated or severely disciplined,” she started laughing uncontrollably! I asked, “What’s funny?” She replied, “Nothing is going to happen to him! He does this at least two or three times a month. Besides, he and the boss are drinking buddies!” Astonished, I am still shaking my head! Unfortunately, the poor manager who got the threatened “boot” can’t sit down; his behind is bruised with scars of repetitive emotional insults!
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