Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Can't Take, Don't Dish...

Today was a crazy day at work...lots of chaotic, worthless stress that seriously could have been avoided.  But I guess thats one of the things that guarantees job security! 

But here's my pet peeve of the day:  have you ever been around someone who DEFINITELY has an opinion and certainly doesn't mind sharing it with you?  Whether you ASKED FOR THEIR OPINION OR NOT?  And then the mind-numbing ranting goes on and on and on....

Yep, I had that today..over the phone no doubt!  And how this phone conversation ended up on 'just how great Obama really is' is absolutely beyond me.  Before I realized it, I was in a 15 minute conversation on just how Obama was the 'savior' and was going to 'fix' everything!  And this person CERTAINLY wanted him to be relected for another 4 years. 

I waited for that 'one special moment'.  I knew that the person I was talking to HAD to breathe sometime!  And then it happened...a mere moment of silence while the person on the other end of the telephone receiver was inhaling, about to share with me MORE of why our illustrious commander-in-chief needed another 4 more years. 

It was in that brief moment that I made my move.  I had SO MUCH I wanted to say, but I only said one small sentence.  Six words.  Six.  But it got my point across. 

"Well, I hope he doesn't win."

It wasn't sarcastic, although I could've unleashed the hounds of hell on that one!  It was simple...polite (yeah, go figure)...and even professional.

But this was all it took.  I could feel the heat from the other person screaming through the telephone! 

Their response:  "Well I figured.  Ya'll are all alike."

And then they hung on me!


Here's the deal...if you've got something to say, by all means say it.  But be man/woman enough to hear the other persons opinion, even if you disagree with them.  Simply put, if you can't take it, don't dish it out!


1 comment:

dean said...

there are no saviors in politics. there are NO saviors, save for One. and the government shall be upon HIS shoulders........