Being overly touchy

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

Fr. Z is the guy who runs this blog. o{]:¬)
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  1. Martial Artist says:


  2. TravelerWithChrist says:

    My kids do this as well… “what about me, am I pretty too, or did I do a good job too, ……….”

    this goes right along with your discussions of emhcs today., (did I say that out loud)

  3. Dr. Eric says:

    Unfortunately, there are many people out there who are like the female in the little comic strip.

  4. ipadre says:

    True, true, true!

  5. amenamen says:

    If Wally were overly touchy, he would have been offended by the word “today.”

  6. MaryW says:

    These days, it’s a ‘Me, Me!’ generation inside and outside of church.

  7. JKnott says:

    Oh dear. Here comes a lawsuit!
    —Judge rules positive evaluations of employees and/ or encouragement… discriminatory.

  8. APX says:

    Father Z, you offended me by posting this. It implies that because I’m a woman, I am overly touchy.

    I kid. This is hilarious, yet sadly so true.

  9. KAS says:

    ROFL! They are out there.

  10. isnowhere says:

    At my place of employment… I witness this take place on a day to day basis.

  11. stjmen says:

    We are currently going through a similar issue at a place where I volunteer. One of the employees seems to feel incredibly threatened if someone other than her is recognised for an achievement or a job well done. It is quite sad actually, as it just one of many behaviours that she displays that screams “low self-esteem”.

  12. mamosco says:

    Soon it may be politically IN-correct to compliment anyone because someone may be offended. I’m waiting for the ACLU to get on the case!

  13. benedetta says:

    I like her hair.

  14. That was great Father!

    I hope my positive reinforcement does not get me sued by another blogger.

  15. jarhead462 says:

    We are so obsessed with teaching self-esteem and feeeelings, that we have a bunch of delicate doilies who do not know that a true sense of self esteem and confidence comes from achievement.
    I love the Dilbert.
    Semper Fi!

  16. Cincinnati Priest says:

    As a pastor, I can tell you that the way this comic sadly plays out on an almost daily basis is this:

    Whenever I want to mention a written thank you in the bulletin or personally give a small token of gratitude to someone for extraordinary service they have provided, my staff always advise against it because they fear someone will be deeply “offended” that Person A was recognized, but not Persons B, C, D and E. I don’t think their fears are much exaggerated. They probably hear from B, C, D and E complaining loudly that they were thanked.

    They figure that it is better that no one is ever thanked, except in the most meaningless and generic of ways (“thanks to all involved”). Sometimes I listen to their advice. Sometimes I just tell them that B, C, D and E are going to have to get over it.


  17. MJ says:

    Love Dilbert! My all-time favorite is the one where the boss calls tech support (Dogbert) and tech support convinces him he needs a new desk because he can’t move his mouse any farther to the right (that is, the mouse pad is too small). :-P

  18. ASD says:

    Having recently attended mandatory diversity training at work, I can assure you that it’s not funny.

    Here’s the kind of amusing stuff we discussed:

    1. Personal liability (yes, personal) for managers who don’t proactively ensure that homosexuals and members of other protected groups are comfortable in the workplace. That means that even if a manager is told nothing, knows nothing, he or she is personally liable if a complaint comes to light. In other words, managers are now political commissars, or else.
    2. One of the study cases involved a Christian woman in an office who said that practicing homosexuals are wrong, that they will be subject to judgement, etc. Sound like something protected by 1st amendment? Guess again. A closeted or secret homosexual at work was offended.

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