20 thoughts on “February 2, 2017

    • Similar quote from Men In Black that applies all too often: A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it.

    • I don’t agree. I think the general population is kind and good. Maybe I’m idealistic, but I like to think most people are decent, kind, good, hard-working members of society.

      • The general population is kind and good – 99.9% of the time. But for one tenth of one percent of the time, they do something that manages to undo the good they did the rest of the time.

  1. I have been called almost every name possible and I found out it is best to just let it go. You have to accept that there are jerks in this world and you will meet more than your fair share of them. The more you think about this, the more they win.

      • As far as I am concerned, as long as it is just words, I don’t care if it is names, racial slurs, personal attacks, etc., I still just let it go and forget about it. They don’t need to occupy my thoughts.

          • It’s generally only harmful if you dwell on it. Not everyone has a choice (due to learned helplessness, usually), but if you can choose to ignore it, it becomes much less potent.

          • Jackie, I think the point is, what do you do about it? What could have Val done? Call security? If you’re not in a position to address it, letting it go IS the best route. Otherwise, the jerk lets to live rent-free in your head. It’s not fair. But sometimes you have to do what’s best for you and not try and correct the endless supply if jerks.

    • At a portrait studio I worked at, I had an issue with a customer once, who started verbally abusing me in front of other customers. (It got so bad, I could barely contain my tears). I wrote up the incident and told my boss about it. However, since there wasn’t a MANAGER present, it was my word against hers and the customer got a whole bunch of free items while I got a minor case of PTSD. (Anytime I saw someone who looked like her nearby, I would freak out and if I saw that she was going to be coming in on a particular day, I would give up my shift). Of course, the customer learned that all she had to do was complain and would get free items out of it. Everytime she came in after that, she would start in on one thing or the other (IE: this place seems like dog pee – reality: no it didn’t and no dogs had been there)

      • Unfortunately the mistake was in telling your boss. In retrospect, maybe you should have burst into tears and let the customers who were witnessing this behavior intervene. By following proper procedure, you rewarded that bitch

    • He really is a caring guy, and he really *does* care for Val. I think the only time he’s a (semi-)irresponsible cynic is at work, and that’s only because that’s the work environment that they foster.

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