Caught in a snag
She came in. She was still chewing her lunch.
She was looking for this document.
"Where is it? I gave it to you, remember?"
"Huh? Is it in that bunch you gave me?" Also chewing my lunch.
They started looking at the shelves, files.
"I need it now. Can you please find it? Where is it? I gave it to you?" She insisted with force in her voice.
"I think I don’t have it. It was just in your shelf."
Then from no where shw snapped.
"Stop saying don’t have it. Start printing instead!"
She barged out.
I was stalled in front of my computer. I was about to do exactly what she said, before snapping.
"What the hell is happening with her? How did it become my fault now?" I secretly told myself. I felt the other staff looking appalled with what happened.
"Ate, take a break. Finish your lunch first." She said sympathetically.
Without showjng any reaction I told her about the instructions of the boss.
While trying to find the file, she came in again. She was calmer and seemed to be a different person upon return.
She did not insist on the file any more. The devil left the room too.
But, she left a lsting impression on me - a scar in my ego.
As a clerk who’s just receiving 12,000.00 a month and was just reassigned temporarily there from hell, is expected to swallow a temper she believes to be proper. I owe her this assignment, else I would be holding office on some mountain. I’m just now wondering if she’s using this arrangement as an excuse to throw her tantrums freely knowing I can’t react. I felt like I was given a 39 thousand a month slap on the face. That’s her salary.
I stayed on a bit after five to look for that document. After browsing in her shelves I saw it on the same spot where she used to keep it. After all I was right. It’s not with me and I did not deserve such treatment.
I know my companion wanted to comfort me, but I wasn’t showing any reaction at all. Up to this time I’m pretending it did not matter at all.