teahouseblossom
Monday, February 23, 2009

      ( 11:12 PM ) teahouse
 
Thicker Skin

Today I had one of those days at work where someone I was pretty friendly with (and thought was my friend) said something so incredibly mean to me, randomly out of the blue, that my head spun and I did a double take.

I hate when that happens.

Women shouldn't be hating on each other in the office. We have enough to deal with in the workplace without trying to pull each other down.

All I can tell myself is that I should give this person the benefit of the doubt.

Maybe she was having a bad day, or woke up on the wrong side of the bed, or had a fight with her boyfriend, or is stressed out because her job is in danger and she may get laid off at any minute.

Maybe she's jealous because I'm doing well and will be up for partner sooner than she will, and I like the partners and clients I work for whereas she works for a real troll, and the stress is just getting to her.

Maybe she has been feeling under the weather, and this yo-yo hot/cold/hot February climate has gotten to her one too many days.

But maybe, just maybe, it turns out she's not that nice of a person after all.

And rather than fret about what someone as insignificant as she is thinks of me, I should channel my energies into cultivating relationships with my real friends.

It's true..but it's always easier said than done, isn't it?
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