I spent the day in a seminar for work. We sat in table groups of 4 discussing how we rate the different aspects of employee engagement. There was this smug idiot in our group who wanted to be better than everyone else and always thought he was right.
Instructor: Okay everyone, I want you to do the next task in your group and discuss as you go.
Me: I think...
Guy 1: Ya I think that too
Guy 2: Okay so what do you think is next...
Me: Hey Guy 3 why so quiet, what do you think?
Guy 3: Oh I have something different, I did mine on my own
Me: Ya okay but let's talk about it. What do you think?
Guy 3: I'll tell you when you are done.
Me: Uhmmm that wasn't the assignment. We are supposed to discuss. How about we trade you with another table for someone who follows instructions? It's not a competition.
Was that bitchy? I don't get it. There was no right or wrong answer, no benefit AT ALL to not sharing your answers. In fact without discussion, the course would be useless.
at least I kept myself from saying this to the same guy:
"Enough, can you stop talking when the instructor's talking. We aren't in grade school and you aren't funny"
I did say it though, 3 TIMES. IN MY HEAD.
Don't even get me started on the whiney girl at the next table who kept making sure the instructor knew how great she was and thought everyone was copying off her. I still have another day of these people. Help me.
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