Maybe it’s just me? Well, I use to think that. But no, it’s not just me. Some people are rude. Maybe they are just having an off day. But these people I call rude remind me why I like keeping to myself. I don’t have to deal with their hurtful attitudes directed at me.
I was trying to enroll my son in the new school district where I live. Well, I am not impressed based on this first impression from the enrollment director. She was rude to me and condescending. Well, that is how I felt she came across. She wasn’t listening. She was presuming. And I don’t want to fight with people so I sent my husband to finish enrolling my son because I was mad!
I won’t go into anymore details but I don’t understand why people need to be rude. But I will give her a break in my mind. Maybe she was having a bad day. I think she was judging me. But I’m not going to get into what I usually do and that is worry about what “the other” thinks of me. I don’t care anymore.
I want to avoid conflict. This is my M.O. I am not sure how long I will be able to do this. But it is a strategy of mine. Maybe I should have directly confronted the lady about how I felt she was treating me. I haven’t reached this courageous level yet. Maybe I will someday.
I am still learning and growing. But I don’t like rude people. I will pray for them. But I don’t like it when they have attitudes. Do you? I mean this lady’s attitude caused me to “react”. I have made progress because a year ago this incident would have ruined my whole day because of shame.
I would have thought I did something wrong to deserve the treatment and felt bad about myself. I don’t feel that way today. I didn’t do anything “wrong”. I will admit my communication skills are lacking. I am not always clear when I speak because I am better at communication via writing.
I just needed to get this off of my chest today. I’m glad I did. 🙂
After thinking about this I see I am so much happier when I can express how I feel. I am a writer by nature. I wish I was a higher paid writer. My book sales have netted 25.00 this year. But not really because that isn’t even profit! I am in a deficit.
I am a touchy-feely kind of person. I feel so much better now after I have had a chance to vent in a healthy and positive way here. The pen is more powerful than the sword! Yes, it is. And tomorrow is another day to try again. To start over anew and afresh.