My story is about someone who belongs in EHell for the way they received a thank you note. There was a manager (former teacher) at my previous job that really rubbed everyone the wrong way with her condescending lectures and attitude, yet always loved to explain how completely tactful she was. (Isn’t that a contradiction in terms?)She gave another manager a gift (for his birthday or promotion, I don’t remember which). Appreciating her thoughtfulness, he wrote her a thank you note. They both happen to speak French, so he thought she would enjoy it if he wrote the thank you note to her in French. He put it on her desk the next day. The day after that, he returned to his office to find the thank you note sitting on his desk. Unsure if she had seen the note, he opened it up. There, covering his writing all over the inside of the card, were corrections to his French spelling. In red ink. Now that’s tactful, lady. 08-01-08
OMG, pass me the smelling salts. And fire up the Ehell BBQ.