I am running around the house getting ready for my first of 4 night shifts, knowing that tonight I will have to receive report from a guy who repeatedly gives me a hard time. I often have to ask him to repeat or clarify, and last week he went so far as to ask sarcastically if I was "Special Ed" (special education). "Do you want me to slow down for ya?""No," I replied sarcastically back, "I just want you to repeat every single thing that you say to me." I was a bit ticked.He also ripped into one of his better CNA's prior to going home.So I am rehearsing my lines: What can I say to this guy so that he knows on no uncertain terms that he can't talk to me, or other people, that way? Then I realize:My Tinkerbell scrub top is on backwards. Yes, with the "V" in the back.How do YOU garner respect in the workplace? (yes, in similar ways to what I almost did). Can you imagine if I showed up at work that way? HA HA! Maybe I shouldn't have fixed it! Wouldn't that be a riot! Unfortunately he is so obtuse he wouldn't have "gotten it".