What is it about me that makes people I am stupid and insensitive?
A week ago a co-worker took me aside after hearing me speak at a meeting and said "I've known you for a long time and until now I never realized how #!%@$ intelligent you are." Even though the person is not in my department and his accolades will not help, it was sure nice to hear.
I'm a person who speaks my mind. When in private, I will be downright blunt when someone asks for my opinion, but in a public setting, I am very aware of proper decorum. It's the balancing of be honest -vs- be kind.
The thing I hate the most is when I do make blunt statements in private (because my expertise was sought), the usual response is "Don't you dare say that to [insert name here]."
Ok, blunt mode on! When the have I ever done this to anyone? When? Name one time?
I know there are times when people accidentally put their foot in their mouth, everyone does that every once in a while, but I am not talking about that now. What I am talking about is people automatically assuming that I would say or do something to intentionally harm another and it really pisses me off.
Listen up people... I am not a blithering drooling moron!
I know when it's time to speak and I know when to hold my tongue.
Tonight even my mother did it. I made a humorous statement on the phone to her and she made the exact same statement. I asked her 4 times to not say that to me because I am not a inconsiderate moron and she still said it back to me 4 more times.
Why the hell do people do this?
I get so damn tired being treated like the bastard idiot that everyone wants to hide.
Next time someone says this to me, I'm going to seriously go off on them.