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Admin Speak

Is there some kind of rule that says that all admins may communicate only in baby talk? It's not enough that the admin behind me talks to her boss, everyone who stops by her desk and everyone she talks to on the phone in baby talk ("Hewo! Could you do something for meeeeeeeeee? My boss? She wants to book a conference room at your hotel? Hewp me pweeeeeese!"), but when she communicates with other admins, I'm practically awash in dribble.

Yes, this is the same company where, for Halloween, all the admins dressed up in black stretch pants and cats' ears and tails.

The vomit does not stop.

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kr8vkat
Dec. 6th, 2005 09:14 pm (UTC)
Blech! I can't stand people who talk like that. Does she also tilt her head down, look up, and bat her eyelids?
junglemonkee
Dec. 6th, 2005 11:16 pm (UTC)
Worse. She fixes you with one of those wide, vacant stares that's normally paired with a vapid smile. Bear in mind, this woman is in her mid-50s and has the general appearance of a swollen pinniped.
mortaine
Dec. 6th, 2005 11:21 pm (UTC)
Ew.

Eva (the receptionist here) is cute enough to get away with obvious cuteness, and when you talk to her, you never get the sense that she's an airhead.
recursive
Dec. 7th, 2005 01:02 am (UTC)
Yeah, that's kind of weird.

It seems like the sort of thing that would be appropiate (and fun for some) behind closed doors. Like the whole adults-wearing-diapers fetish.
junglemonkee
Dec. 7th, 2005 04:02 pm (UTC)
Supposedly, that's how Anna Nicole Smith hooked the rich old liver spot she married. She batted her eyes at him and talked like a baby.

Oh, yeah, and showed him her boobs. If that admin behind me does that, I don't care how much they're paying me. I quit.
alleahna
Dec. 7th, 2005 01:03 am (UTC)
We've got a few of those here but the worst one is the crony of the facilities manager. When she thinks she needs to be 'nice' she talks baby talk in this high pitched voice that isn't at all like her normal 'I'm gonna bitch about the whole damn world' voice.

And people don't seem to notice. It makes me want to dig her vocal chords out with a spork.
littlenadia
Dec. 13th, 2005 10:18 pm (UTC)
*blush* I sometimes do that when I'm in a silly mood..:s

I would never put on a cut suit though....:p
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