04 May 2009

Leap

I just stepped outside my shell. I absolutely hate, despise, loathe, conflict and I will hide away rather than face it.

And just now? I entered the fray. I knocked on Conflict's door and walked in without an invitation.

I told someone he's a bully. And told him he's an asshole. And I stepped outside my comfort zone and stood up for myself and others.

And I'm now waiting, edge of my seat, knees jiggling, nails bitten, for the shit to hit the fan.

And for the bully to come out swinging.

18 comments:

A Free Man said...

Good luck and well done. I hate confrontation more than just about anything else in the world, so I know what you're going through!

Molly's Mom said...

Good for you!! I wish I had the guts to do the same more often...

Avitable said...

Nice job! I'm assuming you're talking about someone at the HOA Board.

sybil law said...

I LOVE standing up to bullies!!! The thing is, they are usually all surprised when someone dares to speak to them or call them on their crap, so he's going to treat you better or at least with more respect now.
If not, a nice groin kick does the job. ;)
Good for you!!!!

Ashlie- Mommycosm said...

Good for you!! Bullies suck.

Diesel said...

Good for you! That's all it takes for most bullies.

Annie said...

Good for you! Let me know if you're going to call in back-up. I usually keep my pot stirrer and boots by the back door. I manage to get myself into more crap than I ever thought imaginable...

Employee No. 3699 said...

Way to go, standing up to a bully!

Patois said...

Good for you! I'd be on pins and needles, too, but good for you!

Robin said...

You go girl! I wish I could tell people what I really think more often.

Fantastagirl said...

WOW - good luck and well done.

More and more people need to stand up to bullies, and then perhaps there will be less of them in the world....

can you come to my work???

HEATHER said...

Go get 'em girl!

Bama Cheryl said...

I read this yesterday and neglected to leave a comment. Good for you. Sometimes if you don't stand up for yourself to bullies, all you get is trod upon over and over. Go you!

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

A Free Man - Oh, and it's going to truly hit tomorrow. And I think I'm ready.

Molly's Mom - Thanks, darlin'!

Avitable - Yep. The Pool Chairman/Vice President. That guy.

Sybil Law - And you know? He's been quiet since I confronted him. I do think I surprised him.

MommyCosm - They do truly suck.

Diesel - I hope that is all it takes. Keeping my fingers crossed.

Annie - Oh, honey! I'll totally call you for back-up!

Employee No. 3699 - Thanks, darlin'!

Patois - I'm actually pretty calm. So far...

Robin - I'm slowly getting there.

Fantastagirl - Oh, I can so come to your work. :)

Other Heather - I will!

Bama Cheryl - You're so right. If you don't tell them you mean business, then they just stomp all over you.

Gypsy said...

I got all angsty just reading that. I hope it turned out well.

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

Gypsy - So far? He's been quiet. We'll see.

Not Afraid to Use It said...

Well, did he? Dying to know here!

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

NATUI - He did. And you'll see how he did tomorrow.