There are people in this world who think they are better than others. They believe that they are superior, that they are always right, that they have the upper hand, and that their actions can do no wrong. These individuals are fools.
I’ve encountered these individuals a lot in my life lately and I don’t know if being out of the work force has opened my eyes to it more, or if it is age that has lit the fire within to make me see who they really are as people. I do know that these people make me want to hurl. Let me give you a couple examples and please bear with me, I’m on a soapbox today.
My husband took command of a unit last year. It was his big day. An individual came to his event and they expected myself, my son, my sister-in-law, even my husband to cater to them. Now this individual can’t bother to pick up a phone and call us, text us, write to us, or even if they are in the area-stop by. But on his day, they expected us to woo them. Yea, I don’t think so. Not going to happen. Not on my watch.
Another example, a family comes down and literally is within 5 minutes of our home, but can’t say, “hey we are in town want to catch up.” Or, same family passes through area and passes through again, stops to go to store son works in. Actually stops and says, “didn’t think he’d be working.” Really, he has a job what did you think he would be doing on a Sunday afternoon?
Here is one- previous mentor. Would talk, text, have drinks and lunches. Discussed jobs, prospective jobs, book deals, family, life in general and then poof. Cannot for the life of me figure out why they all of a sudden are so high and mighty either. I knew it was time to find another mentor anyway but nothing. No communication to explain anything. I mean that hurts man. What gives. What is wrong with these people?
I keep telling myself that the world works in mysterious ways and that something will come back to these people who think that they are high and mighty, superior, or better than myself, my son, and my husband. There is no excuse for their behavior. There really isn’t. It is just called petty, cruel, underhanded childish behavior that takes me back to grade school. I have associated myself with the wrong people for far too long. I’m done with the lack of respect people give me.
It is time to break the bond with them all. The question is do I say anything about it or just go quietly?