Mini-rant on the unfailing ability of others to make assumptions rather than ask the person with [insert condition of choice].
Having just listened to the conversation between my line manager and HR person regarding whether or not I (the person sitting less than 12 ft away) would be capable of doing task x; Not I might add, asking ‘would it be ok if department x pinched T for a bit of work’ but ‘…is that going to be too much/tiring for T’ etc. Nice of them to think about it, but - (?)
Waving wildly and pointing at self: Sarcastic? yes, but it did get their attention, followed by my suggestion that the best person to ask about my physical/mental capabilities right now is - Me; I am more than capable of deciding a) do I know how to b) do I have the time c) do I have the energy. To their credit they both apologised for being numpties (HR’s word - not mine).
Unfortunately, this is not a one off thing which is not going to go away anytime soon, and I find myself waving sarcastically more and more frequently these days, in all areas of life where a long line of potential sarky-wave victims are presenting themselves.
I will continue my search for the right number to count backwards from to remove the urge to sarky-wave.