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Old 11-05-06, 08:16 AM   #1
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How Do You Stifle a Drama Queen?

I've installed roofing in 90 degree heat, laid block all day long, fought with plumbing in cramped crawl spaces, loaded parts in machines for hours & days on end, struggled with IRQ and DMA conflicts till I pulled my hair out, but nothing compares to the mind numbing torture of having to endure the whining of a fifty year old drama queen all day long!

I know, this sounds like the pot calling the kettle black, but I'm barely exaggerating. Do drama queens know how they sound to others? Do they enjoy b****ing and pouting 24/7? Do they have meds for this behavior?
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I've installed roofing in 90 degree heat, laid block all day long, fought with plumbing in cramped crawl spaces, loaded parts in machines for hours & days on end, struggled with IRQ and DMA conflicts till I pulled my hair out, but nothing compares to the mind numbing torture of having to endure the whining of a fifty year old drama queen all day long!

I know, this sounds like the pot calling the kettle black, but I'm barely exaggerating. Do drama queens know how they sound to others? Do they enjoy b****ing and pouting 24/7? Do they have meds for this behavior?
Ignore them. It works for me. If you can't effectively ignore them...move.
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I ignore them too.
they thrieve on attention, so dont give in
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Problem solved.
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I prefer da louisville slugger though...with a lil bit of pine tar. Wouldn't want to waste any energy...plus...I'm old school.
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You got the right idea, TexasGuy. I'd be doing her and the world a favor!

Like I told my boss, I'm not arguing or fighting with her, because I have to work with her all day. Having tension, just makes the day that much longer. I already get grief for merely muttering "uh-huh" instead of giving undivided attention to the grousing.

She's got seniority over me, so there's only so much I can do. I frequently mention how good we've got it compared to others. Falls on deaf ears I guess.

Ever see a child being dragged through a store by its parent, throwing their head back and whining, "I wanna go home!" Yeah, now picture a fifty year old woman doing the same thing... all day... everyday! Lord, give me strength!

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You got the right idea, TexasGuy. I'd be doing her and the world a favor!

Like I told my boss, I'm not arguing or fighting with her, because I have to work with her all day. Having tension, just makes the day that much longer. I already get grief for merely muttering "uh-huh" instead of giving undivided attention to the grousing.

She's got seniority over me, so there's only so much I can do. I frequently mention how good we've got it compared to others. Falls on deaf ears I guess.

Ever see a child being dragged through a store by its parent, throwing their head back and whining, "I wanna go home!" Yeah, now picture a fifty year old woman doing the same thing... all day... everyday! Lord, give me strength!
150 years ago you could have sold her to a white slaver.....wait, if she's as you describe, they'd charge you!
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150 years ago you could have sold her to a white slaver.....wait, if she's as you describe, they'd charge you!
150 years ago she wouldn't have had seniority over you.
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All of the relatives on my father's side are like that. Aunt Lizzie "might nigh died last night" at least once a week from the time she was fifty until she finally died at 94. I remember asking her daughter how her mom was doing and she responded, "Oh, she's enjoying poor health."
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Drama queens are such a conundrum...eew.

What does she dramatize about?
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Old 11-05-06, 11:19 AM   #14
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"What does she dramatize about?"

Better question is, what DOESN'T she dramatize about? I really don't know where to begin. Every little thing is a huge problem. Oh, and everything that's a problem to her, everybody else has to know about! It gets old after fifteen minutes, let alone eight hours!

Broken nail, computer's slow, too many calls, too few email replies, head hurts, stomach hurts, neck hurts, gotta quit smoking, gotta quit eating so much, not enough attention from boyfriend, too much attention from boyfriend, don't feel like working, boss never available... multiply that times 100 and you'll have an idea. All with a grating (smoker's voice) whine that would make your skin crawl.
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"What does she dramatize about?"

Better question is, what DOESN'T she dramatize about? I really don't know where to begin. Every little thing is a huge problem. Oh, and everything that's a problem to her, everybody else has to know about! It gets old after fifteen minutes, let alone eight hours!

Broken nail, computer's slow, too many calls, too few email replies, head hurts, stomach hurts, neck hurts, gotta quit smoking, gotta quit eating so much, not enough attention from boyfriend, too much attention from boyfriend, don't feel like working, boss never available... multiply that times 100 and you'll have an idea. All with a grating (smoker's voice) whine that would make your skin crawl.
One of Marge Simpsons sisters?
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Old 11-05-06, 08:23 PM   #16
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AAARRRGGGHHHH...Just listening to you describe her and your whining makes me want to Bat+Shovel+Headstone the two of you. If you can't deal with the drama give her something else to talk about. LEAVE

But if you love her...Just smile, hug her and become her personal audience...I know some Drama Queens that can be quite entertaining.
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Buy her a little fake crown, a busted microphone and a picture of "loyal subjects" that she can put up in her work space. Tell her straight up, unless the problem has direct bearing on your job, you don't want to listen to it. Tell her to put on the crown, talk into the mirophone, and whine to them (point to loyal subjects).
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Just look into her eyes and say STFU!!!!(say it slowly to her)
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Buy her a little fake crown, a busted microphone and a picture of "loyal subjects" that she can put up in her work space. Tell her straight up, unless the problem has direct bearing on your job, you don't want to listen to it. Tell her to put on the crown, talk into the mirophone, and whine to them (point to loyal subjects).
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Maybe she'll turn into a stand-up comedianne and give you a percentage!
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Tell her that you don't want to talk about anything other than the plain facts of the job at hand. Then when she continues with her yammering file a written harrassment complaint with the company. Say she has "a poor work attitude".

Or fan the flames. Do a bunch of little things that piss her off, preferably stuff you can claim as "just part of doing the job effectively" and won't be easily veiwed as directed at her(ie. leaving some junk laying around like your too busy to deal with it). She will get worse at first but that's the whole point, get her just as tightly wound as you can without tipping your hand. Soon she will quit or blow up in a way that you can use against her.

It's not hard keeping cool when your causing the drama on purpose, in fact a straight face may be hard to keep. A smirking chuckle, timed right, can help really drive this thing home though.
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Get her some cheese to go with her wine.

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Look ...I think killing is a bit of an over-reaction. It may be an option down the line a bit but think it through and see if there aren't some solutions that are less violent.


--use "me statements" to communicate your displeasure. For example..."when you complain as much as you do it makes me feel frustrated and powerless"

--Or...."I'm having difficulty relating to the level of distress you are feeling. Perhaps you could talk to a friend or a professional about this situation"


If that doesn't work then killing would be the logical next step.
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