Real-life bitching, or, pro-life-preserving usage of email

November 20, 2009 at 22:36 5 comments

Excerpt from Katie’s Basics Of Bitchery For The Clueless:

“If you, in the role of bitcher, start an email trail with one or more fellow bitchers to bitch about the idiots you have to put up with at work (henceforth referred to as bitchees), it is unwise practice to then add one of the bitchees to the cc list.

“There are, of course, exceptions to this piece of advice. If you (i.e. the bitcher) think that the said bitchee is mentally dull enough to not know how to read or scroll through the email (which begs the question of why you cc’ed them in the first place), then you may freely proceed. Alternatively, you may be exceptionally thick-skinned, or simply not very much accustomed to using your brain; these, too, are acceptable exemptions.”


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Read this before applying for your Citibank card Resolution of bitchery

5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. zensojourner  |  November 21, 2009 at 12:43


  • 2. zensojourner  |  November 21, 2009 at 18:33

    But honestly, life is too short to be sweating over these stuff. In the end, bitchers end up hurting themselves more then they hurt the bitchees.

    • 3. Katie  |  November 21, 2009 at 19:25

      Totally agree. Anyways I have replied the email and consider the matter settled. Shan’t waste any more time on them! And now I am more determined to do a good job on my thesis and studying. Thank you for your good advice. :)

  • 4. flaneurvric  |  November 21, 2009 at 20:12

    I am very impressed by your use of “shan’t” above. Also, I really, really hope there actually is a Basics of Bitchery for the Clueless, and that you quote from it frequently in the future. I fear I have much to learn in the ways of bitchery, particularly bitchery via e-mail.

    • 5. Katie  |  November 22, 2009 at 12:18

      Haha I guess the future of BOB depends on how colourful my life gets. I do, however, very much prefer unbitchy folks. :)


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Hogfather (Terry Pratchett)

Books read in 2010 and 2011

Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows (JK Rowling) - 'cos the movie's coming out!
Frankenstein: Lost Souls (Dean Koontz) - ah, bugger, it's part of a series! Now I hafta find all the books...
Dismantled (Jennifer McMahon) - oh, good one
Tigerlily's Orchids (Ruth Rendell)
Shutter Island (Dennis LeHane) - reminds me too much of work
Holy Fools (Joanne Harris) - it's official: I prefer her scary books
A Series of Unfortunate Events; The Unauthorized Autobiography; The Beatrice Letters (Lemony Snicket)
The Little Friend (Donna Tartt)
The main books - 11 so far - of the Southern Vampire series; the Aurora Teagarden series except for A Fool & His Honey - that makes it 7; Sweet & Deadly (Charlaine Harris)
The Woman in Black (Susan Hill)
Full Dark, No Stars (Stephen King)
Room: A Novel (Emma Donaghue)
Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children (Ransom Riggs)
The Bachman Books (Stephen King)
Men At Arms (Terry Pratchett)
Carpe Jugulum (Terry Pratchett)
The Fifth Elephant (Terry Pratchett)
Beauty (Robin McKinley)
The Sandman, Vol 1 (Neil Gaiman)
The Burden (Agatha Christie) - her crime novels are waaay better
Snuff (Terry Pratchett)

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