So What Ticked Me Off Yesterday?

I am a kind person so most of the time I overlook bad manners + rude behavior.  But not every time.

There are limits. There are moments.
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People occasionally misinterpret my mellow attitude, thinking that I’ll put up with anything.  That they can continue to misbehave + to complain ad nauseam.

This surprises me.  Every lousy time. 

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 However, if someone continues to behave in a way that I deem inappropriate + selfish, I will detach myself from said person.  Never to help him or her again.

And I will remember.
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So you see, that is what yesterday was all about.  Me. Being clear + decisive about my expectations.  Me. Drawing a digital line in the sand.

Me. Embracing my own authentic self.   
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Ally Bean

Observant. Creative. Humorous. Adaptable. Happy enough. Midwestern by chance. Kindhearted most days.

19 thoughts on “So What Ticked Me Off Yesterday?”

      1. Also, how in the world did you get your comment here before I even finished posting this? I guess that my early goofs must have made it through the WP publishing system before I corrected them. Oh goody, now there’s that.

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  1. Good for you. You have to stand up for yourself because no one else will. I remember when we were in high school I went with you to your bank. There was some sort of problem with your account. I was so impressed when you stood up for yourself and argued with the teller until it was corrected. You gave me courage.(I was a real wimp back then)

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    1. Beth, you’re right. People sometimes misconstrue my laid back attitude for approval of their bad behaviors. I just cannot take any more mockers and whiners. Life is too good to keep focusing on that sort of stuff.

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  2. Best quote ever! I think you are right with what you said in the comment to Beth. These days it seems some just take advantage of people who are trying to be polite and considerate…and then they snap and loudly exclaim you are the problem if you draw it to their attention.
    Great post

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    1. Thanks philosophermouse. I am polite and I will continue to be… BUT let it be known that certain immature behaviors are not going to fly around me anymore. Play nice– or go home, ‘ya know?

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  3. Nice quote and interesting article. I agree with you, a line has to be drawn somewhere. I think particularly online where it seems that people think it’s okay to disregard the line as if it doesn’t exist. You not only deserve better, you absolutely have to draw that line. Overlooking small rudeness is one thing, letting people be constantly rude to you is something else entirely.

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    1. Zazzy, that is the problem in a nutshell. Small rudeness, no prob. But constant rudeness, no way. It’s frustrating to always be the gracious person… and then get no respect for it. There are lines– even if they are digital ones!

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  4. So, is this a twitter fight? I need the back story. 😉 No one ever mistakes me these days for someone who won’t get in his/her face, in a nice way of course. In fact, I didn’t endear myself to our principal by fighting for one of my colleagues and her needs. A ridiculous situation that needed some creative problem solving(not our admin’s forte) and then stubborn pigheadedness when I suggested options.

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    1. Margaret, this really isn’t a Twitter fight. I just used Twitter to vent my frustration with what I see as an ongoing problem that needs fixing. Although now that you mention it, there are some people on Twitter who could make it onto my top 10 mockers + whiners list. 😉

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    1. belle, I know how you feel. It’s nutty that having the audacity to suggest there are different/better ways to do things makes the most opinionated people get surly. Like I’m a member of the audience who is heckling them on stage! They should just be glad that I don’t have rotten tomatoes with me. 😉

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