We've all encountered at least one in our lives. Right?
I certainly have, but why is it I always feel surprised when it happens. I KNOW they're out there, but it's always such a shock to experience one first-hand.
This week I had a douzy. Some crazy person who tried to get all up in my business--literally--and spewed lies all over a public forum.
If it hadn't been so disturbing--or happening to me--I probably would have laughed at how ludicrous the whole situation was. BUT...since it WAS happening to me, my head very nearly blew off my shoulders instead.
I have not quite mastered that zen-like quality yet where sticks and stones can break my bones, but words will never hurt me. They hurt, darn it. Especially when they're used with malicious intent. I am not a malicious person--well, maybe a tiny bit passive aggressive at times-- but I am not OUTWARDLY a malicious person. So, it always hits me hard when I find someone who deliberatley wants to hurt someone--especially ME!
I did what any sane and reasonable person would do: I sent out for reinforcements (which showed up en masse, let me tell you! (Thank you, ladies! You know who you are), got a little choked up, swore a little, and cyber stalked the perpetrator. I found all kinds of interesting info on the person. ALLLLL kinds....
People really should be more careful what they put out there on the Internet!
And after my research session, I realized that this person is probably really insecure and acts like this to get attention. Yes, I know, it sounds like an After School Special, but it's true.
So, I can let it go. For now. Unless this person rears their ugly head in my business again. Then it's on.