23 January 2012

No matter what

This movie comes to mind, every time.
Do you ever feel like with certain people no matter what you do or say, it's wrong?  I have a few folks in one of my little circles that fall into this category.  It's a passive aggressive thing too which I find lacks any sorts of strength or conviction from those who do it.  I even attempted to address it once and I swear, the locker room scene from Top Gun where Iceman called Maverick dangerous played out in my head.  It was so over-the-top ridiculous and out of left field that I just deemed it not worth my time.

Don't get me wrong - if I have done or said something inappropriate or incorrect, then please let me know.  I appreciate being made aware so that I can remedy it... but if my answer is still correct and sound but clearly states that I am not completely sure but I will find out - where is the harm in that?  I let the person who asked know that someone heard their question... and as one who is often ignored or overlooked within that group, I know I would appreciate if someone acknowledged that my inquiry was seen and someone is looking into it.

Apparently, I was wrong (again).  There are few things in this world that I can't shrug off - passive aggressive elitist snobs just happen to be one of them.  I know what y'all are thinking, "just quit" but that isn't my nature.  If those few want to think that they have somehow flexed their muscle and whatnot, have at it.  No skin off my nose.  I've made note of what they're saying for future reference that note would be - do nothing within 'their realm' and that is exactly what I will do from now on.  I am good at what I do, I enjoy those with whom I interact with on a more immediate and intimate level and that is where I will focus my energies... because those are the people from that circle that matter.

The bottom line is this - they can be as passive aggressive as they wish, I don't care.  Nothing will dampen my spirit or my desire to do the best job possible... and in the end, the truth will shine through.  People are realizing and seeing the behavior, the bullying... so the only thing that they are accomplishing is making themselves look like fools and I refuse to stoop to their level.

Head up, shoulders squared and face everything head on.  I choose my mood and my reaction - therefore, I choose to rise above them.  I will continue to participate and have a good time.  I will encourage and educate those around me, guide and lead them with a kind and gentle hand.  I will not demean, bully or insult anyone - I'll leave those underhanded tactics to the professionals.  I will lift up the people in my group, not tear them down.  I will celebrate accomplishments and lend a hand to fix failures.  I will stay positive and upbeat because I would rather have people feed off of that energy than a negative one.

So thanks passive aggressive elitist snobs - you've simply encouraged me to do my best.  Sorry it backfired for you but I appreciate the passion... if only you'd put it to better use.


  1. Well said! You can choose how to react and choose to rise above it, and I think you did the best thing.

    1. Thank you! Let's hope that life can go on in the carefree happy way that I enjoy it... I sure hope so.

  2. I quite agree with you, some people can be inexplicably mean of spirit. Life really is too short to let other peoples issues become your own. What goes around comes around! You can't please all of the people all of the time! :) Shrug it off.


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