Note to Myself # 2 2017

I have a problem.
Even when people are obnoxious and rude to me,
I'm polite, even if I'm seething inside.

I don't call them out on their behavior, 
even if it makes me cringe.

In those situations,
I'm too damn nice.
It's that "if you can't say something nice"
mentality urged by Thumper's mother.

Except when someone is rude or obnoxious
to someone else. . . .
then look out.

I learned early that it wasn't okay
to stand up for myself
but admirable, even,
to stand up for the outcast
or picked-upon.

Maybe that's why I became a (nice) lawyer.


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