As I was working on a colleagues computer it occurred to me that the expression "ugly as sin" means absolutely nothing to a satan worshipper.
Righting A Wrong
Yesterday afternoon, amidst a hectic day of sorts, an adjunct professor came to my desk and presented me with a CD-ROM, a "homemade" looking one with sharpie writing on it and asked if I could install the software in the room that he would be teaching in for the spring.
Instead of being anything close to professional, my usual, I was a real dick to him. Now he appeared a but huffy as well but he really wasn't being a dick, he simply didn't deserve to be treated the way I treated him.
Of course, it was about 9:00 pm, the first time I really had a chance to be alone with my thoughts, when I realized this and it was someone whom I had never worked with, but I did have his email address and the need to offer an apology.
So, I wrote him a note apologizing for my behaviour to which he responded not only with forgiveness, but an apology of his own for his "scruffiness". Perhaps I am growing up after all, I think that in the past I not only wouldn't have taken the time to apologize but also the time to realize, accept, and admit that I was rude. Granted, rudeness isn't something I'm known for but we all have our moments, I am just glad that I was able to take the time to recognize this moment and to want to make it right and take the action to do so.