Jean Paul Sartre said that, and he wasn’t just whistling Dixie.
I’m so wrapped up in the behavior of others, it’s truly robbing me of my joy.
I can’t help it. I’m too easily affected by what people say and do.
For instance…I have a gift for a friend,who’s been very kind to me. I’ve offered to mail it, leave it with my doorman, not to mention, meet in person.
My offering, for whatever reason, is being ungraciously ignored.
Being busy, when one can cyberly communicate, is a weak excuse, not to mention, an insulting one.
He’s hitting my, you’re not in my league, button. He’s very successful, so he’s in a different place, lifestyle wise.
It would be like comparing the Amish to an Astor.
But manners shouldn’t have borders, they should bleed together, like bolts of madras,
Then another man, because of his sheer stupidity, lost both of us a job. We often submit ourselves as a working couple, so when the ad agency asked to see us, he didn’t understand why we had to arrive together.
WE’RE WORKING AS A COUPLE…ASSHOLE.
Needless to say, that opportunity went south at the speed of light. He’s very lucky I didn’t see him face-to-face since, a shiner was in his immediate future.
Then of course, Mimi, my neighbor, is packing up. I wrote about her move in Missing Mimi, https://athingirl.com/2016/04/21, and it’s about ready to happen. I’m angry at her nephew and his wife who have taken everything but her gold fillings. Hey, she did have to downsize, but there were things they asked for she really wished to keep, unable to say no since they were helping her so much.
It should have been solely about Mimi, not them nor anyone else.
I tried telling her gently, she could change her mind, but naturally, she wouldn’t hear of it.
My heart, that’s in peril on a regular day, went totally round the bend.
As you’re taught in 12 Step, we have no control over people, places or things. I need to work on my resistance to what others do…disengaging, not taking their actions so personally.
Easier said than done I’m afraid, easier said than done.