Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator (ludickid) wrote,
Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator

Touchy strikes again

So there's this guy at my workplace. One of the engineers. This is Mr. Touch, the guy who likes flamenco version of "Lady in Red".

Well, yesterday, he puts up this e-mail urging a boycott of Saudi oil (and listing companies that buy oil from Saudi Arabia, and companies that don't), allegedly because of a Saudi boycott of American goods. Mr. Touch is very fonded of these specious e-mails, as well as e-mail joke lists and the like.

The HR director took down the e-mail, because it's against company policy to post explicitly political stuff like that. But somehow Mr. Touch gets the idea that I took it down, and he comes over and asks if I did it. I said, "Well, Mr. Touch, I didn't take it down." But me and my trenchant mouth: I added "But, you know, there is no Saudi boycott of U.S. goods. The alleged boycott is by a group of private citizens and is organized by a religious group, and has nothing to do with official Saudi government policy."

So, now he thinks it was me who took down his stupid e-mail just because it was stupid. There's no polite way for me to say "Hey, if it weren't for the company policy, I would fully support your right to post whatever retarded mass e-mails you choose here in the workplace."

However, due to this non-incident as well as my having disabused two guys in management of the notion that I am interested in hearing their racist anti-Arab jokes, I think I am developing a reputation around here as a person to avoid.

Tags: work

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