Friday, February 25, 2011

How could I be so awful?

Friday, February 25, 2011

How could I be so awful? So many times have I asked myself that question that it has become a daily incantation. If I were more tolerant of people who are endowed with that fantastic capacity for bombast, circumlocution, equivocation and obfuscation, I would not have been such a castrating bitch. While those people might have well deserved a verbal lashing, I would still have been much better advised not to be so awfully contentious. If I could only learn to curb that sneering tone, the eye-rolling disdain, the untrammeled vituperation, I would. And I am both appalled and relieved to find that I couldn’t.

3 comments:

Sinta said...

Don't beat yourself up about it. As you say, they might have deserved it. And if you did hold your tongue, would you beating yourself up instead for not having said anything? Many times, I do. x

Anonymous said...

it is a good thing you restrained yourself. there would be a lot of eunuchs otherwise. :)

Loree said...

I say: just be youself :) I know that some people just push the limit of what is acceptable so I don't think there is any harm in letting them know.

 
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