Grumble. My dear wife is at 50 Year, selling her wares. She has had… - Herveus rambles
My dear wife is at 50 Year, selling her wares. She has had chances to get out and see things. Atlantia put up a display that included lists of recipients of each peerage order. That's cool. My wife noticed that my name was missing from the Laurel and Pelican. WTF? She took pictures of each and posted them to FaceBook with the query "Where's Herveus" (not wearing a striped tunic or anything like that). She called me to alert me to this. I promptly tagged our Queen. Brief conversation via FaceBook ensued.
The person who had put the displays together stopped by to speak to Megan. She had corrected the omissions. Presumably it was a simple mistake. Said person was not upset with Megan or her posting to FaceBook. Names were not named (or even known to be named). Katherine de la Vache is OK by us (being the aforementioned person).
The Queen deputized someone who will remain nameless to speak with Megan (before Katherine came by and touched base). Based on my wife's remarks, said person was more focused on chastising her for having the temerity to publish her pictures and remarks on FaceBook and for calling me instead of going directly to the Queen. Really? I gather there was at least insinuation that someone was "upset" at the postings. *sigh*
Let's shoot the messenger, why don't we?
To be clear, I have no beef with the Queen. None at all. It's really the person she charged to follow up who appears to have stepped in it. And the person whose error prompted all this is not upset nor is Megan upset with her. Stuff happened; it got fixed. No extra drama. FaceBook messaging worked well to communicate with her, including closing the loop to note that the problem was fixed.
Mind you, it's set Megan off, and moved her to make remarks about not being "of Atlantia" any more, this being one more stupid slight done by or on behalf of powers that be.
I once had a similar issue after moving to Trimaris. Some eager apprentice/protege told me that I had "mightily offended" her senior, or somesuch.
(The issue was that we all used shared cabins, I'd come in little late, and asked someone not to smoke in shared space.)
I'd already talked to the person in question, introduced myself, apologized in case there were issues, and we'd started what turned into a nice friendship over time.
This little protoprentice (whatever she was) was essentially cooking up a tempest so she could solve it and look all pro-active and suck-uppy.
She was actually PISSED when I told her things were already patched up, and said some rather harsh and uselessly stupid things.
Which, later that event, I "happened" to mention to the actual person. "Oh, I met your protoprentice today, who seemed a bit unhappy".
It became clear over time that this lost soul sort of liked to make problems to clear them up. Kid didn't do very well at it.
Royals come and go, and so do their suck-ups. They do not define a kingdom of multiple individuals.
|Date:||June 27th, 2016 08:30 pm (UTC)|| |
The offender is a rather venerable peer of the Kingdom. That the person would (apparently) get up on a bit of a horse instead of addressing the issue doesn't astonish me, but saddens me. Unfortunately, said person was representing the Crown and did so poorly.
You would be familiar with this person.
Short with grey hair? Because if so - that is behavior that had me wondering how that person got the status that they had, PLQs being what they are. I maintain a healthy distance from the person I have in mind and there is no way on heaven or earth that they represent Atlantia, no matter how much they wish to assume so.
|Date:||June 28th, 2016 10:30 am (UTC)|| |
Yep. I think you have the right person in mind.
Unfortunately, it appears that person had been deputized to chat with Megan by the Queen, so for a moment, that person had imprimatur. And abused it. I did express my concerns with the Queen.
And Megan holds grudges.
|Date:||June 28th, 2016 02:00 pm (UTC)|| |
I have just sent an email to said person laying out the tale as I understand it, expressing my concerns, and inviting a reply. We shall see what transpires next.
Does this mean that you two won't be merchanting at future Atlantian events?