DP Daily Prompt: Envelope Pushers
When was the last time you took a risk(big or small), and pushed your own boundaries– socially,professionally, or otherwise? Were you satisfied with the outcome? A few years ago my daughter and I were invited to a get-together party in a friend’s house. There were a lot of people there, food was served I was waiting my turn to get some food, my daughter was ahead of me, when she was about to get the food, one of our old acquaintance stopped her and asked some unexpected questions. I knew nothing about it until we were ready to get into the car, my daughter told me about it and made up her mind never to attend these parties. I was angry, this person always looks for an opportunity to embarrass us. When we got home I dialed his number, he was not at home, I left a message to call me next morning, when my call wasn’t returned by 9 am, I called again, I was firm I told him he must never harass me or my daughter in the presence of strangers. I reminded him if there was anything he wanted to know , he should ask me directly. He tried to make excuses for his behavior but I did not let him. The same person has been doing this kind of irritating thing since we met him, I attempted to stop him, my husband would not let me. This time I felt he had crossed the limit I must prevent him from being a jerk. I was satisfied with the outcome, I was never bothered by him again! k: https://sabethville.wordpress.com/2014/11/24/dp-daily-prompt-
I like the story and its ending. Assertiveness against bullies is a very difficult skill.
Thank you Noah, I always wanted to put him right where he belonged, my husband didn’t think it was a good idea.
I did what I always intended to put a stop to his stupid questions.
As Noah mentioned, assertiveness is important. We all have an ethical part in maintaining a harmonious environment for everyone. I see this as applicable in our homes, in our workplaces, and in the world.
Thank you for this post!
All good wishes,
Thank you Robert, I stayed quiet for years but I thought if I did not speak at that time he wouldn’t stop harassing my family.
I applaud you and know what it is like to have someone be insensitive or cruel – you did the right thing.
Thank you Leslie, I had to tell him off.