Saturday, July 14, 2007

Gripes

Gripe# 1 - Okay, so I got a bit pissed the other day. I was talking to a friend who is going on a week long vacation to the beach and I mentioned (jokingly) that I wanted to go too. Then she precedes to tell me that I'll be going on a long vacation soon. Huh? Since when is a mandatory trip to a foreign country to bring home a child we've waited for for 6 years a "vacation". I told her that the trip we HAVE to make is definitely NOT going to be a vacation...that we'll be learning to take care of a baby...one that has been abandoned nevertheless. On that note, I walked away. I haven't had week off from work since June 2005! I've been saving my PTO time so that I can be paid while off on FMLA. My large company offers NOTHING for adoptive parents...I've been trying since 2004 to get our HR department to consider doing something for adoptive parents, but my last 2 e-mails to them were deleted without being read (we have that option on our e-mail system at work, so I was able to see that exact message). I'm over the whole "vacation" thing now, but it stung at the time.

Gripe# 2 - This one still stings and I still want to punch this guy! He can be jerk sometimes, but I over-all get along with him. The other day, this person came to me and told me the "chink" girl down the hall was in with her "chink" baby, if I wanted to see her. Then he sang "chink chink chink...". WTF????? I asked what he was talking about and he repeated it the same freaking way. Then I told him to stop. I also said the girl down the hall was Vietnamese and I turned to continue what I was doing. Why on Earth would he freaking say this to ME of all people?? For those who don't know what that means (first off, are you living in a box?)...according to the dictionary, the actual definition is:

Chink is a derogatory ethnic slur for someone of Chinese descent, now used as an epithet against East Asians

All I can say...what an ass he was!

5 comments:

Jennifer "Jenny" said...

He most definately is an ass. Sorry you have to work with him!

I can completely relate with the vacation thing. I have been saving all my pto as well and it still won't be enough.

Shannon said...

Wow-what a jerk! Isn't it amazing that people can still be so ignorant? I'm sorry you had to deal with that.

kris said...

THAT is SO wrong. I even used to get offended when my ex (Chinese himself) would say, "Chinee" (acceptable in his culture- Trinidad- but I never got used to it!)...

Soap Opera girl said...

Wow really been dealing with some true asses. That guy was way beyond rude. That woman wasn't understanding at all. People can be jackasses.

tonyap said...

you go cuz. you tell that ass about his self. I know I would. I go through that to with my kids being mixed. Ignorant people say stuff all the time.