Sunday, 6 July 2014

Flower backs and a rant

Hmm I haven't done very well this week with the challenge, sorry Kathi :( life interfering a bit.  Anyway here are Thursday's offerings backs of flowers.


 
Linking with Lucky 7's in 2014
 
 
I am in need of a rant and I don't think I do this often but today is one of those days.  I discovered today that one thing that really annoys me is people who assume something about another individual based upon their own experiences and with no or very little knowledge of the other person whom they are making the assumption about.  This has all come about from a gentleman who is forever telling me how he played squash and tennis to county level and how he has known what it is like to be "supremely fit" as he calls it.  I have never really said much other than listen and make polite conversation, then yesterday after I suggested he used he legs more than his arms in a particular exercise - to which he shouted at me yet again telling me I had no idea about fitness  - he says "I take it you have never participated in any form of sport?"  I still feel damn indignant about it now typing it!!! OK I may not be at the level of fitness that I was last year but I have played squash - albeit badly, played netball for years, did long distance running for the school at county level, swim so I think I know what if feels like to be a certain level of fitness. Then today he insists on telling me how the only thing the young of today work hard at is how to get as much out of the benefit system as possible by doing as little as possible!!!  That didn't go down too well either with having two girls who have always had a job since the age of 14!!!  I have become very good at biting my tongue and not telling him what I think!!! Which naturally would not do - not even sure if it would make me feel better.  It just so annoys me this judging others without knowledge - I know we all do it to some degree - good old stereotyping - but we shouldn't judge a book by it's cover - I should of said that yesterday but I know I was biting my tongue because I was so incensed by his comment that I couldn't trust myself to be polite lol.    Funny thing is I don't take offence easily but when I do it is often over something quite silly as in this case!!! 
 
Well I do feel better for that, now going for a glass of wine.  x

8 comments:

  1. I hope the wine worked :) love the pics x

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  2. ...to help relax you i meant, it's not nice when you have to deal with someone who makes you feel like that x x

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  3. In my experience you can't win with this sort of person and for that reason it is better not to say anything. I know someone exactly as you've described and she never listens to what I say so I've reached the conclusion that it is better to say nothing. Frustrating and infuriating though!

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  4. Ooooo, this sounds to me like a toxic person to avoid!!! Unfortunately, we all have to deal with someone like that at one point or another... Hopefully you have managed to put it behind (i know i would be fuming for days!) - Also, that first photo is stunning! :D

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  5. I feel for you Karen, I take it this is someone you cant avoid? I would keep well away from that person if it was me. He is the one with the problem, not you. Saying anything at all to him would be counter-productive, sounds like he is a bigot, best have as little to do with him as possible, and dont honour him with the benefit of your opinions.
    Main thing is to keep smiling and not let someone like that make things bad for you. Your girls are a credit to you, remember that x x x

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  6. Cheers, Karen! Do not be sad! Not all people are born for athletes!
    You have a different talents!
    I understand and agree with you.
    / I said the same words, but not for sports, I told it for science. Excellent teacher - an excellent student. Excellent trainer - you know - excellent Grigor Dimitrov! Smile!/
    I love your pictures!

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  7. Cheers, I don't think I could have bitten my tongue, I have a nasty habit of saying what I think even if after I sometimes regret it. This time don't think I would have regretted it though :-) Keep well Diane

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  8. We were only speaking of this yesterday.. good comebacks you wish you had the chance to tell again! Why not let it slip you used to work for the Queen Mother .. ;-)

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