I like to know the score. Am I winning? Losing? Am I on the right team? Am I sitting on the bench?
This metaphor could go on and on.
But what I’m trying to say is that I appreciate straightforward people. When I was young and timid, those kind of brash people scared me. I never knew what they might say. I assumed every stink-eye was directed at me. But now I’ve grown to appreciate people who are exactly what they seem to be, through and through. I like even the cranky straightforward person, the one who cannot mince words or sugarcoat a thing.
I do not like someone to smile at me and shake my hand while plotting against me. Or even just pretending to be my friend.
So, when I find myself the victim of a murky situation because a fake person misled me, I get a little annoyed.
I am even more perturbed when said fake person is regarded with much acclamation by a lot of other people. I feel crazy, pointing and muttering, “The emperor has no clothes!”
That is all.
Have a nice weekend. I’ll be at the soccer field trying to stay dry.
5 thoughts on “Just so you know”
Gosh, from the sound of the posts before this one I think you have been struggling with this for a while now.
And now that you see the error of her ways and yours, you can move on past this and be better for it.
Better how?…you have learned that personal opinion comes from one self and not what others esteem people, or things for that matter, to be.
It matters not what is on the surface, but rather what is underneath…the cornerstone, that is the true strength. And my friend I have seen your cornerstone through these years. It’s about the size of the Enchanted Rock; pink granite near Austin Texas – google it.
Oh, I know just what you mean!!
Oh, honey, how I hear you on this one!!
I hear you. And I want to know more.
I hear ya, too. It’s so frustrating when you refuse to sip the proverbial Kool-Aid that all the other robots are sipping. Wow, I sound bitter, but I’m really just realistic. At least that’s what I keep telling myself. 🙂