I stood in shock as I watched a full grown woman (whom was simply trying to lend a helping hand) being ripped a new one in front of a group of strangers! I was frozen. I didn’t know how to respond. Do I walk away and act like I didn’t hear or see anything? Should I defend her ( I mean really… she was only trying to help)? What are the other people in this room thinking? How are they feeling?
I am so frustrated by the lack of consideration that we as a people have for one another. I understand that there are times in which we find ourselves in high stressed situations that test our patients. However… everyday, and in every situation, we have a choice between being self-absorbed jerks, or rational human beings. There are no exceptions!!! Bottom line: IT IS NOT OKAY TO BE AN A**HOLE!!! It is also not okay to witness Jerkism and not shut it down. Me being me, I had to say something. I had to in a COURTEOUS but CURT way, make sure that the tactless woman who walked into a room of strangers and spit venom knew that she was out of order! However, I’m guessing that by this time “Evillene” had realized that she’d gone too far with her words. As she was left explaining her reasoning to my back. After I spoke my peace, I gave my helpful friend a solidarity wink and walked out as cool as a cucumber. I have no time for rude people!