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Nasty old Scorpion!

A 40-50 something woman I've never seen before gave me the stink-eye three times this morning.

I stopped into the cafeteria, at work, to get a cup of coffee. I took a styrofoam cup and then this office manager sort; tightly permed hair, plain sweater and starched skirt stepped right in front of me, grabbed her own cup, and poured coffee into it, totally butting in line. Then she glared at me like I was the one being rude!

When she finished pouring her coffee she walked straight toward me, clearly expecting me to step aside as she made her way toward the milk and cream.

"Horrendous old harpy!!" I mentally raged. "You shall not pass, you chitinous old crab! You shriveled stale serpent!" I was a wall, a dam, a bulwark, a bastion! She went around me. Ha! The first round was mine!

When I caught up to her, pouring half & half into her coffee, she glowered at me again! Like I was going to steal her purse. Like I would take... liberties!

"By all the Nine Hells, you juiceless moth-eaten mummy!" I internally called down fire and brimstone upon her sallow skull. Her cadaverous crown. "I will have your guts for garters! I'll carve your kidneys, you moss covered old yeti!" I glowered back with all my murderous might.

In the check-out line the grizzled old gorgon gave me that basilisk stare yet again! Trying to turn me to stone!

"By the nose hairs of Zeus, you hag! You harridan! You ogress!" I made the forked sign against the evil eye. After she gave me that over-the-shoulder, mean-ass gawk in the check-out line she started chatting with a hulking, goateed, seven foot tall gay man, a mammoth metro-sexual, from her office. Ye hoary ghods, he was Brokeback Mountain. The antediluvian asp was purposely holding up the line and making me, who was next, and everyone else, wait. I couldn't help but feel this was aimed particularly at me.

I say this because I seem to have this effect on a certain personality type. The older, absolutely-no-nonsense, humorless, ex-nurse, should-have-been-a-nun, tight-ass, haranguing, horn-rim glasses, busy-body, old battle-axe type. They remind me of the teachers I had in elementary school -- shriveled hook-fingered crones, the lot. It could very well be that they sense an unconscious, or maybe not so unconscious, dislike in me and are reacting to it.

There's a woman with whom I work on a semi-regular basis who gives me the same reaction, and did last Friday.

I was doing software testing with someone with whom I also work semi-regularly. Now, this person, Suzanne, has taken a liking to me and wants me to work for her as often as possible. I found some kind of little bug in an upcoming upgrade and Suzanne was all like, "We've got to get you hired. I'm going to tell Jane we need to hire you." It's great to have a benefactor, but Jane is that same old biddy type that I can tell dislikes me on sight. When Suzanne said to Jane, "We've got to hire him." Jane gave me that same stink-eye look like, "Over my dead body." So, I dunno.

Has anyone else encountered this, not from particular individuals, but from what essentially amounts to a certain personality type, very generally speaking, or am I presenting with severe mental illness, again?

Here's your reward for listening to me.

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Yeah, I get that from everybody who isn't a WWII veteran.
Old men like me a lot. The rest of the population, well, not so much. I've often wondered why. Then I get drunk.
HEY! I am an office manager. I'm going to start wearing jeweled sweaters to work.
I got dirty looks from sales people in an Abercrombie & Fitch once. I just told the Lara Flynn Boyle look-a-like/salesgirl to ease up on the laxatives and walked out.
I have a crush on your livejournal.

I have a problem with censoring myself when I should, and although most people adore me, I do get some random unprompted hatred.

Today I had a phone call a work:
me: blah blah how can i assist you?
customer: IWUREDBGEURIF HFRELF FPOIF SFHAOSFF FLHNWFHSLFH FIUEFIU?!
me: Could you repeat that, please?
silence
me [louder]: could you repeat that, please?
customer: YGWEFWRFK YGIIFAWEG IESUFDGSILF IUGHFILERHFIUREF?!?!?!?!
me: I'm sorry, I'm having trouble understanding what you're looking for.
customer: YOU MUST BE STUPID, UIHFRUIRPGF FIULHREIUF FSIU STUPID!!!
me [this is where my problem kicks in]: Well maybe if you could properly formulate a question, I'D BE ABLE TO HELP YOU.
customer: YOU ARE FUCKING STUPID, YOU'RE SO STUPID STUPID STUPID.
me: YOU'RE ABSOLUTELY CORRECT, I AM OBVIOUSLY STUPID. I'M NOT DEALING WITH YOU, TALK TO MY MANAGER.
They then hung up.
I have a crush on your livejournal.
Holy crackers! Does my livejournal know this?

Also, the joys of YGIIFAWEG customer service!
My livejournal was thinking of asking your livejournal if it thought anyone was cute, and then maybe writing it a haiku.

Do i want you to clarify that acronym?
I can't even remember how to spell my last name. I just kind of scribble after 3 letters.
Has anyone else encountered this, not from particular individuals, but from what essentially amounts to a certain personality type, very generally speaking, or am I presenting with severe mental illness, again?

Well, if it's mental illness, then I share it. I travel a lot and I find that people who share certain physical characteristics seem to have similar behaviors in common, at least in North America and the places I've traveled in Europe.
Did you know that the DHS was seriously considering using phrenology in the fight against terror(tm)? Yep.
The crap I find out, feeding at the public trough...
notice my icon. begin waving your fists around just like that next time you see this person and the stink-eye will stop for real. they won't even come near your ass. your life will get magical.
That's not nice. You will be a chitinous old woman yourself one day.
Here's something to sheer you up, you curmudgeon.

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Hmm, I suspect a plant, here. That printing is entirely too neat and was obviously written by Europeans. Or Canadians.
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