Fake Congratulations Indeed!
The one worth mentioning the most is the Black, female executive who was trying to block my promotion. She couldn't look me in the eyes. This was even funnier because I'm one of those people who makes strong eye contact. I have to remind myself to look away because I sometimes look people right in the eyes until they get uncomfortable. Well, this chick was squirming. And, I was staring...probably not even blinking.
She looked at the floor...
She looked to my left...
She looked to my right...
all while telling me that I was the logical choice and she was rooting for me the whole time and she loves what I bring to the table and she is just sooooooooooooooooooooooooo soooooooooooooooooo happy that I was selected because I had a lot to give as far as mentoring, etc.
It was ridiculous. And it was pathetic.
I would have respected her more if she didn't say anything at all or if she just said, "congratulations," and just kept it moving.
If you're speaking to someone and they know you're lying, what's the point?
Anyway, now she's my best friend. And, let me tell you how good she is...
She was speaking to me one day like we were childhood friends. For a second, one hot second, this woman made me forget everything. I was like, "Damn she's good!"
I have to stay on my toes with this one.
Anyway, I'm going to my job to the best of my abilities knowing that she will take the first opportunity she gets to screw me over.
I will not give her any ammunition! And, I will not let my guard down.