As the queen of taking things personally, it’s sometimes hard for me not to walk away from a situation thinking negative things about the other person. Of course, it would be a far easier world if people said and did the right thing all the time, but sadly that’s not quite how it works, is it?
To cut a long story short, I was spoken to in a way I didn’t like today and it was apparently my issue (because the phrase “means something different in Spanish”). No no, it might not be my first language, but I speak it every single day and I know full well that this is just a dumb excuse to undo the idea that maybe you shouldn’t have used the tone of voice you did. Why not just say “sorry, I didn’t mean it like that”? It would SO EASY.
I could go on and on about everything that made me cross, but the actual conversation doesn’t matter now. Instead, here is a list of reasons why I’m the bigger person:
1. I could have bitched about that conversation with my housemate, but didn’t
2. I’m 11 years younger than this person, and am already more self aware that they are
3. I could have continued arguing given the level of emotion I felt, but I just left it, knowing I wouldn’t win
Side note, while I’m content with where I am in my career right now, I wouldn’t want to be doing this same position in 11 years time. I want to always be getting better and better and achieve more things. I’m not a complacent person, and I wouldn’t settle for this in a decade. I could be totally wrong, but maybe there’s a bit of jealously there?
Food was tough today. Really, really tough.