Weekend Coffee Share is a time for us to take a break out of our lives and enjoy some time catching up with friends (old and new)!
Grab a cup of coffee and share with us! What’s been going on in your life? What are your weekend plans? Is there a topic you’ve just been ruminating on that you want to talk about?
I wasn’t as excited for this weekend until I got my last phone call of the day. Angry phone call, from someone who clearly didn’t want to hear any of the options I had to provide them, but wanted to bitch me out while claiming they understood that it wasn’t my fault things were how they are, but didn’t appreciate it when I told them they were definitely taking it out on me (they hung up on me). I was so mad, I try to approach all the upset people with care and understanding, I try to provide options and possibilities for them, I try to give them what chances I can to express their frustration to the proper places. But this one was not willing to hear it. Clearly declining the options I was providing them but still blaming me for what they were unhappy about.
I stayed calm through the call, but was so mad. When they finally hung up on me I just cried. Crying is my anger response these days, apparently, and it sucks. I had been having a good week so far – things had been pretty quiet, I had a meeting Thursday morning where I got to see some of my old colleagues and had a productive afternoon. And then this one call just shatters it all. I wish people understood how much their actions like that can impact someone else.
I’m going to try to get past it, I have a lot of homework that needs to be done, I have a meeting with a friend on Saturday where we’re finally going to finish my Regency wardrobe pattern and get some of my dresses pinned in order to tailor them to fit me better. I’ve been looking forward to doing this since MARCH (when we originally had a date planned). I just hate how one negative thing can knock so much of that out of the way and pull me down.
What do you have going on this weekend? How do you handle it when someone else’s actions hit you strongly?