Confrontation

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Registered: 07-16-2001
Confrontation
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Fri, 12-23-2011 - 10:51am

One of the things I'm trying to work on is telling people when they've upset me.

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Registered: 02-26-2011
In reply to: shywon
Fri, 12-23-2011 - 11:16am

Sounds like cumulative stress is making you feel generally on edge. I hope you get some relaxation in during the holidays, Shy, and come back to work feeling perkier than ever.

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Registered: 05-14-1999
In reply to: shywon
Fri, 12-23-2011 - 1:13pm

I usually feel sorry for people like that...she's probably an irritant to other individuals. Especially if she constantly goes against good advice. Maybe you could chalk it up to eccentricity and be thankful that you are more self-aware.

I too hate it when people don't reply to a text. However, I'm not one of those who keeps my cell phone on my person 24/7 so sometimes I won't get a text until hours after the fact. Now, I'll still respond but that's just me. Maybe he's genuinely busy and isn't seeing them until hours later, at which point, he doesn't see the point in responding.

As for your sister, slip some extra hooch into her eggnog. Perhaps it will dilute her abrasive personality :)

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Registered: 11-28-1999
In reply to: shywon
Fri, 12-23-2011 - 2:10pm

I'm thinking that since you said the teacher has an "old lady" voice she is actually an older lady & older than you--I suppose she has some problem w/ a younger person being in charge or maybe she thinks cause she is the music teacher she has some big knowledge on music--or maybe it wasn't made clear who was in charge & she thought all the teachers had equal say.

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Registered: 07-16-2001
In reply to: shywon
Fri, 12-23-2011 - 2:11pm

She is one that everyone walks on eggshells around.

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Registered: 06-06-2003
In reply to: shywon
Mon, 12-26-2011 - 7:53am

The teacher you were only trying help her.

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Registered: 07-16-2001
In reply to: shywon
Mon, 12-26-2011 - 6:03pm
I do think my sister is jealous, but she wouldn't admit it. Turns out my baby sister's boyfriend irritated me more than anyone. He's not nice to her, barely said a word to us when he was around, and has some very questionable ideas about how to raise their baby (he's 18). She goes along with whatever he wants, though. I don't get what she sees in him, but they're stuck as family now, even if things go south.

I think things are patched up with the guy- he's coming over this week. As far as the teacher goes, I do think it's her loss. It's nice to hear other people say it, though!
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Registered: 09-21-2011
In reply to: shywon
Tue, 12-27-2011 - 4:12pm

1. Completely the music teacher's loss, she sounds very unpleasant and I don;t think you should ever back down when it is in the kids' best interest - I am sure the next perfoirmance was much better with oiut Evil Eye glaring at them from Front & Center.

2. I love my liquid courage too. Unfortunately most of my fight's with SO are due to a little extra LC.

3. Family ALWAYS has a crazy /mean one around (or more than one)