Thursday, March 26, 2009


Cory - a package for you is on the way.
Jenster - email me your address
Missy - patience grasshopper
Yesterday morning when I arrived at work I was greeted by an agitated co-worker. She was angry with me.  She hollered and gave me some serious attitude.  This in turn made me so very, very angry. I tossed my calculator across the desk with a vengeance and sat fuming. I plotted how I was going to confront her and tell her that she's acting like a petulant child and that if she knew what was good for her, she would not talk to me this way. 
(This is one of the drawbacks of working with women. They can get so bitchy.  Plus it doesn't help that she is Colombian and to further complicate things, she is NEVER wrong.  It must be exhausting being perfect all the time!!)
I pulled myself together and after a cooling off period, I began to put into practice my tactic for dealing with assholes.
I got biblical on her ass. 
I do a combination of the following:
Turning the other cheek: 
"That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also." Matthew 5:39 (KJV)
and heaping coals:
"Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head." Romans 12:20 (KJV)
Some people might prefer confrontation.  But I have found that in the work place confrontation leads to hurt feelings and festering animosity. I choose to play nice. 
Getting biblical works every time   Seems as though the Lord knows what he is talking about.
If doing the above two things doesn't work for you, you can go a step further, look the angry person straight in the eye and say to them ever so earnestly "You seem to be so miserable that I'm going to pray and ask God to help you find peace in your heart".  I guarantee that talking about God in such a personal and intimate way makes most people so very uncomfortable that will abandon their beef with you and send them scurrying for the safety of their desk/cubicle, leaving you the victor.


Erin said...

Amen, Sister!! :D

Melody said...

damn church people :-))

Jen said...

LOVED this post... it made me laugh out loud which I rarely do while reading. Thank You!

Jenster said...

"You seem to be so miserable that I'm going to pray and ask God to help you find peace in your heart".

Outstanding. You're basically telling them to f*ck off, but in a kind and nurturing way. I'm going to have to steal that from you!

Anonymous said...

Psalm 19:14 (New International Version)

14 May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
be pleasing in your sight,
O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.

Words of wisdom.