But talking on the phone, for work, with someone who seems completely uninterested in what you’re saying despite you offering them assistance on a project they’re working on really makes my anxiety flare.

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Keeping it a little vague, but let’s just say, as in the tradition of Ask a Manager, I work in teapot advocacy and was talking to a policymaker’s teapot staff member about a teapot piece of legislation. Well, there are plenty of other teapot issues to work on...