I don't want to make a habit of complaining... it just doesn't ever seem to solve the underlying problem.
But why in the world do people think that being pissy is going to somehow be manageable, especially in the workplace?
I had a thought today at work... researched it, had a possible methodology... and then took it to the person who was responsible for maintaining the existing process (keeping in mind that this person doesn't actually own the relationship... they're merely a middleman).
This person then proceeded to rain on the parade. It won't work because... We've already looked at things similar to that... If we ever did anything different than what we are currently doing, it wouldn't be that...
I just don't get it. Why wouldn't you just listen?