You can please some of the people all of the time and all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time.
There are some people in my life that I can’t please any of the time. Lately, they are too numerous. The odd thing: even when I’m doing exactly what they say they want—and what is reinforced by their actions—I’m still subjected to their wrath. What the…?
To those who are so dissatisfied with anything I’ve done: I’m trying to walk away. This week alone, I quite a volunteer experience I’ve been part of for over a decade (Aggie ALLIES), another group I’d been part of for the year+ it’s existed (Aggie Bar Crawl), and a third group I’d been part of since it’s founding (but that group didn’t do anything to me; I just need to cull).
This past spring, I quit another group (and boy do I have a great zinger I said to the snobbiest member of that clique). I also told several others that I would not be available for their next volunteer need or other use of my resources.
I even locked down some of my social media to get away from a couple of situations and certain people.
Please, please, please be a freakin’ grown-up and just let me walk away in peace. After all, isn’t this what you wanted?
If any of you want me to name names, call me. I’ll tell anyone/everyone everything that’s going on. Letters to the Editor regarding incidents of bona fide harassment have even crossed my mind.
[Editor’s note: while this was previously a password-protected post, events in the last few hours have caused me to make it public (changing just a couple of tiny details). This is also part of a planned series. I no longer have the patience to just put up with the rude, disrespectful, and unprofessional things being said and done to me. For those go out of their way to be mean: I’m done protecting you, I’m done going through any kind of “proper” channels, I’m done taking the high road. You can now be prepared for everyone I know and anyone I can find an email address for, to know word-for-word everything you said. You’ve made your bed and now it’s time to effin lie in it. After all, don’t you have something better/positive to do???? Get a LIFE.]