I feel free writing about this on my blog because it won’t come as news to anyone that I work with. I confess I have a problem with cursing. I curse. A Lot. Could make a sailor blush. I think of it as a stress relief technique. (Some of you probably don’t believe this because I generally have a pretty clean mouth on this blog.)
When I have a huge deadline for a 30 billion page proposal, and I find out 3 minutes before the deadline that I’m going to have to itemize out the pipet tips and coverslips. I can often be heard saying loudly that I can’t believe they want me to do that…. and F$#*, *@%#, $@*! !!!!! Somehow after I get that off my chest I’m able to pull up my big girl panties and get itemizing. Ok truthfully, I would probably be saying that even if I found out this information 3 weeks before the deadline- ’cause I just think itemizing out the pipet tips in advance is impossible to do accurately, and is thus a total waste of time.
Anyway- I’ve heard that cursing isn’t ladylike or proper business behavior. I couldn’t give a $%!t about the ladylike part- and I’m only mildly disturbed about the business behavior part. Maybe I should be? I am capable of having a moment of introspection about this. What do you all think- is cursing at work an issue in an academic environment? I never curse AT people, no name calling, I mostly curse over stuff I have to get done that feels like it is overwhelming my abilities at any given moment.
P.S. … HaHaHa…. totally missed this… ROTFLMAO. LOVE that Dr. Cynicism …