I am, most often, a very positive person. I see the pot ‘o gold at the end of the rainbow, the silver-lining of every cloud and know, deep down, that even if a situation that I’m in is “absolute shit” – in the end, it’ll be worth having to wade up Shit Creek in boots that are too low.
But, there can be a couple problems with that outlook on life. I can be too trusting of untrustworthy people (or the polar opposite and completely UNtrusting of perfectly trustworthy people) and, I keep the wrong people in my life for too long.
That said, I have, as of late, been feeling irritated with someone who I should be calling a friend, but I find myself wishing they weren’t around and that I didn’t feel obligated to hang out with them just because they are part of the “collective” of my group of friends. They just aren’t fun to be around.
Some words and phrases that come to mind are:
-angry old white dude even though they aren’t old
Today, after receiving yet another email that I interpreted (and ignored) as a “baiting” tactic into a bickering match, I had the song “Ya Got Trouble” from The Music Man pop into my head.
There’s trouble, folks. Right here in River City. Trouble with a Capitol T.
The worst of it is… I like this person’s spouse, but would NOT be at all sad or heartbroken if THEY were to… not be part of the crowd.
What a conundrum!! I feel as if I’m the only one who is thinking it and I’m afraid that I may point out the elephant in the room!! You know, “Why are you such a snarky, little ASSHOLE all of the time?!” *slaps my hands over my mouth* That would be inappropriate.
So, for now, I ignore the snarky emails. I turn away from the bear baiting, as it were. I focus my energy towards those with whom I can have a good conversation and not be plowed over being told my ideas are bullshit and wrong.
What do you do when you have a “friend” that you find you just can’t stand to be around?