Boss Lady: Call J and see if I can get my nails done today.
Secretary: Ok. Places call, speaks to manicurist, hangs up.
BL: Well, what time is the appointment?
S: There is no appointment. She was in tears. She just got word that her grandmother has died. She's leaving in a few minutes, just as soon as she finishes her current client.
BL: Well, is she working tomorrow?
S: I didn't ask. She was obviously trying to get out of there to go to be with her family.
BL: Call her back and find out about tomorrow.
calls back apologetically.
BL: What did she say?
S: She's not sure. She won't know until she gets together with her family and they start to make arrangements. She's in bad shape.
BL: Call her back and ask her to call me from home and let me know if she'll be in tomorrow. I don't want to seem insensitive, but I reeeeeally neeeeeeed to get my nails done.
S: (Can't say out loud what she's thinking, but it was choice!)
Don't want to seem
insensitive? Lady, you are the Insensitivity Queen and well as the Diva of Demanding