Wednesday, July 10, 2013
I came home from the gym yesterday in an unusual state - stressed! This lady was eavesdropping on a conservation I was having with another woman. She obviously was quite an angry person and went off in a tangent, prattling away and giving me her viewpoint. I won't go into the subject matter but my family had personal experience with the topic. She will never know this because every time I went to mention it she prattled over me.
I did not want to listen to her nonsense but being a typical polite Canadian type I stood there for really a ridiculous amount of time. It might have been a half hour although it felt like 3. I can tell you she was dead wrong in everything she was saying but I thanked her politely for giving me her viewpoint. Of course, silly me now wonders if anymore of her diatribes will come my way at the gym now that she has her foot in the door.
I went home to my husband and he looked at me with incredulity and said, "Why on earth did you stand for it? If she wouldn't listen to you could just turn on your heel and walk away!"
What a concept huh? I never do that. I am not a rude person and when someone is rude to me I am so astonished at the behavior that I am like a deer caught in headlights. All this time and I still don't know how to assertively disengage. No wonder sometimes I take solace in food. If you don't deal with things, things deal with you.