Thursday, November 13, 2008

Public Service Announcement

I've had a few days to mull this over. While the heat of the moment irritation has subsided, I still feel strongly about this issue. I'm 27 years old, and the majority of my friends are either right behind or right ahead of me in the age department. So why is it that everyone behaves like pre-teen kids with the "he said this, she said that; but don't tell them I told you!" drama? It perpetuates the core issue, whatever it may be with each set of friends.

I just don't understand why some people would rather spend years complaining about someone's behavior behind their back, and then put on a show of Wisteria smiles when they are face to face.

I refuse to name names because I loathe coddling. I will not walk you through this; I want you to figure it out and take the right coarse of action yourself. If you even suspect that this may be about you, well, that says it all ... doesn't it?

This is to serve as a sort of public service announcement. If you have a problem, speak up. Otherwise, shut up. I have no more patience.

6 comments:

  1. Hilarious :)

    And I agree wholeheartedly...although I'm sure I'm guilty of it at times as well, I really try not to be. And I hate being in the middle, that's for sure..so I feel ya. :)

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  2. Good for you Jen! I know I've felt this way myself and, like Crystal, am guilty from time to time. I find that re-directing the conversation to a more positive topic does wonders...actually makes people catch themselves talking smack, too ;)

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  3. yeah....this is totally about me

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  4. Hey! I'm not anonymous! It's me The Duke! It's about me damn it! right? ;)

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  5. This post is actually referring to people having issues with me and/or Joe. It would be nice if they would just come out and say what's bothering them rather than us hearing diluted versions of it from various other people. I'm a big believer in venting for its therapeutic properties, and those vents don't always need to be directed at the person you're venting about. But there comes a point, when things aren't getting any better in your eyes, where the right thing to do by the friendship is to discuss what's bothering you. True friends will always want to work it out and the friendships will be stronger for it- right Crystal? ;)

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