Time for Change

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Change.

I don’t know what it is but things have been ultra-craptastic lately. It may or may not be due to the people surrounding us right now. The good news is my little family is doing alright – aside from being tired with this hectic schedule – but take one step out of our little circle and negativity abounds.

What doesn’t help is some people you see on a regular, almost daily, basis and they are just completely rude and so far up their own ass they don’t realize that there is a whole world going on. It’s all about them. And what they need. And how you can help them. It’s a very lopsided relationship, contingent on one particular person’s mood.

Like a freakin’ box of chocolates; you never know what face you’re going to get. 

The game playing sometimes astounds me. Hi, have we met? I don’t do games well. Most people understand this about me. I’m a straight shooter and I don’t say one thing while meaning something else. It seems to be a feminine trait I never had the knack for*. If you are going to try to mess with my mind – you’ll end up getting some sort of short circuited cluster-f@ck that you wish you never plugged in. (I say that like I get all outwardly explosive but no.) I try to contain myself, giving the benefit of the doubt far longer than I should have.

Until the frustration takes over.

To this day I have but one regret: that one job I should’ve walked out on. That job just happened to be with this one person. Oddly enough, the family (all my in-laws) had bets on how long that work relationship would last. The longest bet? One month. Want to know how long this idiot right here lasted for? Four months. That might make me all forgiving and oh-so-patient while dealing with difficult people but no. I think it just makes me stupid. I took action and spoke to the owner (who was just as corrupt) but I should’ve taken it further. Even if that meant just walking away.

This is a lesson I should’ve gotten years ago from working that job. 

Walk away power is so amazing. Knowing when to avoid getting too close and that some people will always be who they are no matter how ugly or selfish that turns out to be. Currently, it would be nice to distance ourselves from this suckfest but that’s just not in the cards presently. For the last several months, I’ve been feeling so out of control with my life and my family that I’m just living day to day trying to make it through. I’m so done.

Change.

Yeah, that’s right. It’s coming. I don’t know what the future holds but I’m about to take some of my power back and rein this shit in before it gets worse.

How do you generally handle challenging** people?

*I know not all women do this but I seem to attract them. I’m quite good at it actually.

**See what I did there? I made it sound all nice and politically correct. Old habits die hard.

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