Ughh, had it w/ passive aggressive types. I think they're cultivated here in the Pacific Northwest, especially Seattle.
No one is direct, they expect you to be a mind reader, if you ask if there is a problem 'cos you want to address it, you get the 'No, everything is fine' shite, etc., etc. Memos at work are issued to us all when they're usually only meant for one person in the case of rule changes...arghh. My supervisor is the KING of PA behaviour and won't talk to people for days if he's in a snit about something you did or said. It's like having a spoiled 12 year 'Mean Girl' for a supervisor.