Recently, I worked with two people who possess selfish and annoying qualities. The first one is a flake. She wants to have meetings all the time. In this group, it takes 15 back and forth emails to schedule a mutually-convenient time and place for everyone. Then she routinely cancels citing some dire (but in actuality not at all emergent) need to be with her kids. She was almost an hour late to one of the three most important days of her job. The reason? She was so tired she just “crashed” the night before and then realized she had no gas on the way to work. In my universe, neither are reasonable justifications for such serious lateness. Her conduct is irresponsible, unprofessional, and annoying. I don’t give a fuck about your kid’s pageant or any of that familial bullshit. Spare me those sort of personal details in your excuse. The reason you are bailing on a scheduled meeting has no bearing on the outcome of that decision – namely that now we all need to go through the tedious rescheduling process because of you – a meeting you insisted on in the first place.
The other one is a new breed: an Uber Dick. An Uber Dick is a person who wants to schedule all activities in close proximity to himself because he sold his car and now depends solely on Uber for transportation. Don’t shift the burden of your transportation on to me, buddy. This is the same dick who brags about the economy of going Uber. Yeah Uber Dick, it’s a real money-saving strategy to use your Uber account to manipulate everyone into driving to you.