I did it!! Today I actually told some stranger that they made me mad and boy did it feel good! I’m a TOTAL passive aggressive and I keep thinking I need to be more assertive. There’s only a few people in my life that I feel like I can give them the what for and it’s weird people. Like Kristy’s husband Brad, I could tell off in a flash, not a problem. Weird huh? Perhaps it’s because I know he’d do the same for me. I dunno. I’m even this way with my own husband. He ticks me off and in my mind I’m screaming and throwing things but outside I’m calm and collected and I don’t actually say anything. This is indeed a problem that I’m working on.
So here’s the story: This morning at 7:30 I’m falling asleep on the couch with Silas during the most wonderful cuddle (It’s sad when your kids don’t feel well but you sure get nice cuddles from it all) when there was a LOUD bang on the door. This man is at my door telling me I need to move my car because he needs to do some finishing work in my car port. I tell him not now because my baby is sleeping and then he offers to move it for me and of course I don’t let him. As if I’d let some stranger have the keys to my car, house, everything. So I close the door and I’m right pissed. Who knocks on a door so early? Who in the right mind would BANG on a door so early? If it’s that early then a light tap would be appropriate to see if anyone is awake. Not a smash that would give an unstable person a heart attack. I was mad that I didn’t give him the what for. I should have and I actually made up my mind to do it. I went and moved my car and on the way back I told him (still politely mind you) that next time he needs to give me a note the night before because we’re not up that early usually and I can’t have him bashing on my door at that time…etc. He kinda cowered away into the carport beside us. I felt good though. I was mad so I said something. I need to keep doing this or one day I’m going to freak out and burn something down.
Anyway, I’m off to nurse Ike in my bed and hopefully catch some Z’s. We had a bad beginning to the night last night and I have a fever so I should rest. Silas is still awake so I need to duct tape his mouth and tie him down until he falls asleep. Kidding. Perhaps I still need to be passive aggressive about THOSE feeling.
I’m like that too, way to go!!! I’m glad that you said something. Isn’t it weird how you can tell a stranger off but when it comes to your own husband you don’t. I do the same thing, but in the end I think staying calm is better then screaming and throwing things 🙂
Good for you! 🙂 Way to stand up for yourself!
Yay for you indeed! That jackass will think twice before he bangs on someone else’s door so early in the morning.
I’m glad I can be a practice run.
LOL! And here I thought you were going to say that you REALLY told someone off! I laugh, but I am TOTALLY passive aggressive . . . unless you count the time a few years ago I really DID tell off some lady in the grocery store for huffing at my husband’s back and rolling her eyes at him (as if that were an acceptable form of “excuse me”). So I got all up in her face and told her off, right there in front of the bakery items, in front of tons of people (it was two days before Christmas, afterall). My husband recalls I was like a woman possessed, that he’s never seen me in such a state. The thing is, she totally reminded me of my neighbor, whom I’ve been secretly wanting to tell off for five years. Really, I’m not a mean person!