It’s almost 10:00, and I’ve been on hold for almost an hour. Where the hell is this rube at? If there’s one thing I hate more than anything else, it’s people who are extremely late. I hope for his sake that he has a really good excuse for being this late. If it’s his employer’s fault, then fine. But if it’s his, I’m ripping him a new one. I like having the time to sit here and post, but I don’t like it when someone is supposed to be at an appointment, which is what a conference call is, and doesn’t show. That really irks me. Maybe it’s just a feeble attempt on my part to reassure myself I’m at least somewhat close to being important enough to be given at least some modicum of consideration. But either way, it pisses me off. I don’t like my time being wasted by anyone. And I don’t want this coming back on me in the form of an accusation of work avoidance.