Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Being the Bigger Person
You know, that phrase you use when you are trying to feel all self-righteous about NOT saying something to someone when they have offended you, wronged you, or angered you? Well, usually I advise people to let things go, but there is this one woman. Well, why lie here, there are two women, who I want to verbally bitch-slap every time I encounter either of them. One is a whiny, complainy, "woe-is-me why can't I find a man" elitist and the other is a "all the men must bow before me and no other women may outshine me in any way" jealous and irrational type who also thinks she knows everything. To boot both are so judgmental you would think they sat at the right hand of the Father. Anyway, tempering my verbal rage is difficult because they both have a way of insulting you, but trying to make it seem like it is not an insult. Being somewhat of a master of this technique, I see right through their attempts and fully know I am being insulted. And I want to retaliate so badly with torrent of thinly veiled insults that will spin their heads around and yet I don't. Because I try to be the bigger person. But believe me, I look for every excuse I can possibly find to potentially release my black tongue but every time I think I've found something, I remember that they are petty and small and jealous and insecure and I am not and should rise above it. But man does it suck.