Wednesday, February 20, 2008

How Resilient are You?

I had a hard couple of days. Many folks seem to be under more stress than usual and they are taking it out on others. I'm unsure as to why, maybe the economy has something to do with it. I was assulted by a heroin addict, who after she was given Narcan to start breathing effectively on her own, popped awake & hit me in the head. Luckily, there isn't much up there so I was more surprised than hurt. I've been noticing I'm getting cursed out a lot too. I'm fairly careful to treat everyone with civility- I've been doing this too long not to. Don't Know.

How do you handle disrespectful treatment?


Gooseberried said...

This might sound lame, but despite the fact that I am only 5'1, apparently I'm quite stern and intimidating to most people. In that respect, people hardly ever approach me because they're too afraid too. I laugh at that last statement because honestly, I'm such a lighthearted person. I just come off as anal. So, maybe you should be more stern or something. I don't know how because I don't know the direct context, but somehow get the message across that you can't be talked to like that...ever.

Good luck!

Detail Medic said...

See? This is why I NEVER give the full 2mg anymore. And it only feels disrespecful if you let it get to you. Who the hell are they anyway??

WildbillthePirate said...

I never saw anyone come back so fast! Believe me, I've had a lot of experience. It also depends on just what they've taken too.