I attract freaks, if anyone was wondering. If it's crazy- it's bound to happen to me.. or in this case at me.
I accepted a meeting with one person, to go over our use permit process for assisted living facilities, when the meeting time arrived that is not what I got. Here's what I did get:
The man I was supposed to meet with called 4 other people unrealted to his case into the meeting and never told me. They only wanted to talk about our new ordinance and the definition of family and why they they weren't allowed to have 7 people in one house together. I was berated and yelled at by one man in particular who told me I had "no idea what I was doing" (among other things, including cursing) and no questions about the use permit process. The man yelling at me was someone I had dealt with last Friday at the counter and already told him who he needed to speak to about his concerns. I told him he needed to leave since he couldn't control his temper and told the others the ONLY thing I was going to go over from this point forward was the permit process. They kept talking at me and I concentrated on putting notes on the permit application and then slid it across the table to the man and said if he had any question he could call me and attached a card to the app.
The original guy the meeting was with said he was real sorry and he didn't want me to feel attacked. (yeah, if you were so sorry about it why did you invite people into this meeting and misrepresent what you wanted to talk about?)
Being new I didn't want to walk out, not knowing what was going to happen when I got back to my desk, but I really wanted to end the meeting since it was not about the intended subject, beyond the other drama. So, in your office, when are you allowed to get up and end a meeting?