Letting it get to me  

__JVT__ 44M
98 posts
7/15/2006 6:39 pm

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Letting it get to me

Tonight, I did something I try not to do very often and I have been kicking myself in the butt ever since. Maybe it was partly due to the heat. Maybe it has something to do with working 7 days a week and the stress I am under, but I let someone get the better of me.

I was at work today and someone there...someone I trained just a few weeks ago, questioned a decision I made, in front of everyone else and I let it get to me.

This guy had been working with someone all day who is known to have a bad attitude. They had both been out of line earlier in the day, being disrespectful to someone else who is in a similar position to me. I guess that lit the fuse in a way for me.

I was taken aback when he came after me. I felt like I had always been friendly to him, I don't recall ever doing anything to offend him.

So, when he came after me, I snapped back. I let my emotions take over and I stooped to their level. And I did it in front of my coworkers.

For those who know me, they know I always try to conduct myself with class and dignity. Note...I said "try".

Abraham Lincoln once said (and I am paraphrasing) "When you let a man anger you, you let him control you." I think he is right.

No one "makes" us feel anything. We have the choice to either let what they have done or said anger us or let it roll off our backs.

Today, I let someone get to me. I hate it when I do that!

Tomorrow I am going to apologize to my coworkers...not for the desicion that was in question, but for the way I acted. Then, I will tuck this away as another life-lesson and try not to let it happen again.

rm_KarmoHunny 54F
888 posts
7/15/2006 8:32 pm

Sometimes people push us a bit too far. No matter how nice we are and how much we try to stay in control, sometimes we will snap. It's all a part of being human. Try not to let it get to you too much.

I hope you're not going to apologize to the guy who is responsible for this situation. He doesn't deserve an apology. Sounds like he needed to be put in his place.



7/15/2006 8:35 pm

I had never heard that Abraham Lincoln phrase before but it makes sense. You're right, no one makes us feel anything it's our choice and I for one tend to lose sight of that more than I should. Thanks for the eye opener.

amoldenough 69F
16436 posts
7/15/2006 8:52 pm

Good for you. illegitame non carborundum. I don't know if I spelled that correctly or not. Lets see if spell check works.

"Don't cry because it's over; smile because it happened."

ButteryDelight 58F

7/21/2006 11:35 pm

*smiles and waves hello.

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