Why is it that no matter what you do you can never totally escape certain types of people. There are all kinds of these 'types' of people. There are the stupid people, there are the obnoxious people, there are the needy people, but for me the absolute worst is the "I know it all AH's who come into something or someplace thinking they know more than you and they are going to educate, guide, and let's face it try telling you what to do. Those are the ones I hate.
I have spent the entire day dealing with one of these creeps in of all places a group on facebook. Less than 24 hours into the group and he wants to make rule changes, educate me and everyone there on how to do things that, well let's just say his experience doesn't impress me, that some of us have been doing for a lot longer and are much farther into to the game.
No it isn't a game I'm talking about.
The point is there comes a time when you have to put your foot down and let them know you aren't taking the crap they are dishing out. Now I know that people have different ideas and ways of doing things but the old saying if ti ain't broke don't fix it, well this group hasn't been broken. Well not until today. I was trying to protect another member who did something regarding the group that was respectful and forthright in regards to our group. I really was trying to here keep from telling the whole story about what was behind why I did something because, quite truthfully, it took a lot for this lovely lady to come to me over this particular subject while not telling everything I knew . No deep dark secret here, had to do with our rules and she want to do something that short of bent those rules a bit, OK a bit more than a little. I told her I would take it to the group and let them vote on it. Not surprising she had the support of everyone in the group but this new member decided he had to get up on a soap box. I have to say on the side of the dear lady but without bothering to really find out more about the group and what the request was really about. Anyway I spent the day dealing with this sanctimonious butt head and I'm now tired. Come on people all I want to do is edit my book, finish the book trailer for it, and get the book published. I've already been delayed longer than I needed and to have one person I don't know from Adam take an entire day away from me doing what I need and want to do makes me feel like an idiot. That all this was the result over a flipping group on facebook makes it even worse. Please people, someone come along and kick me square in the ass. I deserve it big time.
The thing is can't remember the last time I was this mad. I don't get mad much anymore. I'm a pretty laid back old lady. Life is just too short to allow this kind of bull get under your skin. Maybe the next time I will have better since than to let someone rattle my cage like that.
I wish I had some funny little antidote to throw in here but the truth is I simply don't. Getting mad evidently is my Kryptonite leaves me brain dead and totally washed out.