Day 352 - Wiping
Three things I can change about the assholes in my life:
Knowing what drives them
I am no Prince Charming, I know. Generally I'm not an asshole either, although occasionally I do need to use the Charmin' to clean up my attitude.
Today, first thing this morning and all last night, I found myself resenting my resident office asshole.
I really don't want to work through this, but I've learned the hard way that only I can make things better for myself, and that starts with understanding what drives his behavior.
Understanding isn't acceptance; it's becoming aware. And once I become truly aware, I have new handles on the situation and can better deal with it. So, although I really really don't want to, I'll approach the asshole and work through things with him.
He has to become aware, too.
Odds are, once he sees me in action he'll fear me more than I fear the potentially devastating effects of his assholery. The unaware always fear what they don't understand.
And that's okay. In fact, a little fear does a lot to take most office assholes down a peg.
So, I'll wipe my attitude this morning. I'll apply some Prince Charmin' and grin when I see him fear what he cannot understand. No one ever said change was easy, and I expect that Ser Asshole is about to face some change.