First off, lots of stress in Teresaland. Of course it is mostly work related.
One thing that really set me off this week, I was in the middle of a semi heated conference call with Boss #2 and #3. They were both concerned with my budget for one of my accounts for September. I could only provide limited information, because Boss #1 handles most of the financials for this account even though I manage it. I won't go into any more detail than that because I can already sense some of you falling asleep. Anyway, I promise them I will discuss the financials with Boss #1 and one of us will call them back. I quickly do so and warn Boss #1, "They are both kind of upset."
I sit in Boss #1's office while he calls 2 and 3 back. He proceeds to have a quick, light hearted conversation, gets off the phone and says in a strong questioning voice, "They were mad? They didn't seem mad."
I get pissed and say, "Of course they weren't mad at you! They never get mad at you! It's like you have fucking rainbows flying out of your ass!!!"
Boss #1 is laughing so hard he has tears in his eyes. "What the hell does that mean?"
Even though I didn't even understand what I said I reply, "They always do this, they get all pissed at me and then they treat you totally different!"
But regardless, apparently now rainbows flying out of someone's ass is a good thing.