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Okay, so I recently wrote a whole post about the wonderful blog world, and all of the lovely people in my life who make the world a better place.
Today – in the real world – I ran into no such person. In fact, I ran into the antithesis of the respectful individual. Details aside, today a guy – who I’ve never seen before and don’t know – was so disrespectful towards me…over a minor “misunderstanding.” I don’t get how people think they can talk to others the way they do. He talked down to me – spoke to me like I was an idiot and insinuated that I was a liar…all over something extremely trivial.
Furthermore, after speaking with him – he left – and I thought that everything was said and done and the situation had been dealt with and resolved……he returned 30 or so minutes later to sit down next to me and take a verbal jab at me again.
I stood up for myself, said my piece, and left…because I wasn’t about to sit there and let him attempt to make a fool out of me. Sadly, I’m inclined to believe that if it had been a guy in my place – though the misunderstanding still would have occurred it would have been dealt with differently – but because I was a girl…I became fair game – a target even (especially since he came back).
Needless to say, I walked away in shock…I would never speak to another individual the way I was spoken to today – let alone to a complete stranger!
I spent the afternoon trying to clear this situation from my mind…as my dad said, “You can’t let the assholes rent space in your head!” …however, though I’m cooled down, it still stings a bit.
All I can ask is – where’s the respect? I was taught to treat every person with respect – and while I can’t say that I always have done that: 365 days a year, 7 days a week – I really make the conscious effort to be respectful…even if – no especially if – I am disagreeing with someone. You can always disagree and still show a person respect.
As the saying goes…”you catch more flies with honey than with vinegar..”
On a lighter note – I am inching closer and closer to being done. Hooray!
Tonight – my eats are taking a bit of a back seat…pictures? Of course!! However, I’ve got to buckle down and study for my finals.
I hope you all are truly wonderful!!! ❤ ❤