So, all in all, everything's cool.
But I just have to say something about this situation at work right now. This woman is definitely out to get me, or she just loves rubbing my nose in it. And I'm starting to take her crap far too personally.
Sometimes you want to complain about someone, but you just can't. You have to suck it up, even when you know you have a right to do more. This woman doesn't have the position I have, the responsibility or the ear of the boss. Maybe it's her very powerlessness that makes her attack me in small ways. (Okay, I could just say she's jealous, but that sounds a little too high school.)
I like to think I don't sweat the small stuff, as the saying goes. But actually, it's the small stuff that gets to me. Big issues don't really phase me. This Chinese Water Torture thing of little digs every single day is wearing. And my big smile is starting to look a little strained.
Today I just looked at her and said, "Enough, Elaine." And even though I was still smiling as I said it, my eyes weren't.
And she shut up.
We'll see if it lasts.