I consider myself a pretty laid back person.
Oh, I know I can get excited about things, but for the most part, I think I'm pretty good at just letting things roll of my back.
I don't like confrontation and for the most part, I do everything I can to avoid it.
What really bothers me, though, is when people take my passivity for weakness.
Or they see it as an opportunity to bully someone.
Yesterday was one of those days.
Someone was super upset at me for something that was entirely beyond my control.
And ooo-wee, they let me know it. Twice.
I just stood there thinking, "Really?! Do you know how ridiculous you're acting over something that doesn't need to be made a big deal of?"
(I've had a couple of other run-ins with this same person and I always think she's ridiculous.)
In the end, I just calmly stood my ground and tried not to roll my eyes.
I guess the real point here is, what on earth do I need to do to make this stop happening?
I feel like a target a lot.
Do I just need to start being a jerk all the time?
Do I need a t-shirt that says, "Don't mess with me, I'm a karate master."