October 16, 2007

Big Ol' Contrary

You think you can still wield influence over us, even if we don't work in the same company anymore. You think after all the negative vibe you helped generate, all the rumor-mongering and ill will that I still want to have anything to do with you. You're wrong.

Maybe when I started in the "real world", I thought you were my friend. I thought every time you'd talk to me, you were sincere and honest. It was only a matter of time before I found out that you didn't like me because I was getting paid more than you, because I was TOO educated, because I was overqualified, because I was younger than you. Still I thought if I treated you well, you'd treat me well too. I was wrong.

Today you told me something totally unrelated to work. You claimed the others in your area were talking about me. Of all things to talk about, it was about my little dog and me.

If I was as naive as before, I would've thought you were being a good friend. But since I know better now, I"m more inclined to say, "oh yeah? Do I look like I care?"

To me, you're just a Big Ol' Bully.

You don't have power over me. And that's what irritates you now.