Part of Speech: n
Definition: a facial expression of distrust, disdain, or disapproval; also called skunk eye, hairy eyeball
Example: When he kept me waiting, I gave him the stink eye.
All last night I anticipated the Stink-eye. I knew it was coming. This morning was the new "Monthly Management Meeting" at work. I was dreading it (for good reason). First I must preface by saying that I have a great Boss. Really, I'm not kidding here.
BUT (there's always a but) he is a bit of a work-a-holic and ridiculously organized, efficient and always totally prepared. The rest of the management team have been having trouble keeping up with him. This is a particularly busy year for capital projects etc and we are all maxed out. So preparing the level of detail for the reports he was requiring had us all wound up yesterday.
I knew I was not totally prepared and I did not want to get the Stink-eye. Have you ever got the Stink-eye from your boss?? It sucks. I did get the old hairy eyeball but much sooner than I anticipated. It was 5 minutes to nine and I was setting up my laptop in the meeting room. We have a projector so our documents can be displayed on the wall for everyone to see. I was all anxious and nervous and dag-nabbit, the projector wouldn't work. Oh no I think - this is not good, starting off with a problem. I dialed the tech officer's cell phone.......no answer. Crap. I dial her assistant.....no answer. Nooooooo. I go out to the receptionist and tell them to find someone and get them in here now! I continue to try and connect and just get an error message. Then the boss, who is sitting right in front of me, asks if I am ready to start. I frustratedly confess that I can't get the projector to work - its broken.
Then there it was.............................
.................."Ummm, you might want to plug the cable into your laptop." OMG I got so wound up waiting for my report to get ripped to shreds I didn't connect the cable. I was so mortified and then the nervous giggle burst out. He was laughing by this time too. Then I quietly called the receptionist and whispered "cancel tech support".
Actually that little incident did calm me down a bit and whether it is good or bad - no one escaped the Stink-eye. I was not alone.