I am sure you’ll agree that there is always one.
One person you've never really suspected but kind of thought maybe, wanted to put a pillow over your face at your lowest point, hoping they could do you in.
I should disclose that there had been instances previously, but they had always ended in my having a 'water off a duck's back' attitude. (Oh, it's just so and so... being so and so.)
As you know, this last week I’ve been a mess. I struggled with my letter S because of the sheer emotion of creating the collage and writing the few words I could muster.
Then, out of the blue, I got a series of personal messages from 'so and so,' asking questions about what was happening around me and what had unfurled the night previous. In the end, I believe this person thought she had information that would shock and devastate me more than I already was.
After she delivered her dramatic zinger, she gave me a thumbs up followed by hug emoji. My reply was swift like a razor blade.
“Don’t hug me,” I said. “You knew exactly what you were doing!”
Deleted, blocked, gone in a social media instant. Screw enabling her any longer.
That, my friends, is the only way to deal with TOXIC troublemakers...Especially when you're unable to punch them in the face in person!!
Ahhhh, typing that last sentence out felt great. It processed closure for me.
Thanks for listening.