One of the funnier blog posts I’ve read in recent memory. Ann Handley gets what is is like to be support staff for a teenager.
Greetings all staff and stakeholders of Coddled Teenage Boy Enterprises:
It has come to my attention that there has been some confusion about your roles and responsibilities within the organization, which has led to infighting, yelling, and name-calling—this happened just yesterday, prior to 7 AM. Such behavior is both unprofessional and upsetting, and it is my job as the CEO and central “brand” of this enterprise to address this situation before it begins to negatively affect morale as well as my performance in the marketplace, also known as “school and social life.”
I get similar messages from Self-Obsessed Tweener Girl Inc., especially when I have the gall to suggest that she ought to be dressed more than 5 minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive. Dogs have owners, cats have support staff and kids have slaves…;-)