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Standing your ground.
04-09-2006, 05:05 PM
Post: #1
Standing your ground.

Do you do it in real life?

I do. I did!

recently I was quite forceful after some snotty cow pinched my parking space which I was lining up to reverse in to (she knew I was too!). Anyway I got out of my car and marched over asking her quite politely if she hadn't realised I was going to reverse into the spot. She foolishly denid it! I pursed my lips and letting out a whoosh of disbelieving air and told her she knew fool well I was going to park there and that she was wrong to have nipped in and very rude, VERY RUDE I shouted as I walked away ... I didn't expect the snotty cow to move but I wasn't going to let her think she'd got away with something ... she took her some time before she got out of her car to go and get her parking ticket, I can tell you!

but boy did it feel good to let her know that she was wrong ... she was wasn't she?!

Also i recently spoke to one of women I work with who NEVER makes a cup of tea but ALWAYS accepts when she's offered one ... I told her, I did, I told her that she NEVER makes a cup of tea but ALWAYS accepts when she's offered one ... and do you know what ... she hasn't drank or made a cup of tea since!!!

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04-09-2006, 05:08 PM
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Dol that poor woman could die of dehydration now and it'll all be your fault!

I wish I could be more assertive :bag: .


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04-09-2006, 05:09 PM
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Standing your ground.
Is it safe to come out yet?




I'm scared
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04-09-2006, 05:10 PM
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floopy Wrote:Dol that poor woman could die of dehydration now and it'll all be your fault!

I wish I could be more assertive :bag: .

that's the word I was looking for, for the title! d'oh ... :kid:

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04-09-2006, 05:10 PM
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Good for you Dol

Is she now a dehydrated shrivelled heap in the corner? Big Grin
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04-09-2006, 05:11 PM
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Standing your ground.
Slipper Wrote:Is it safe to come out yet?




I'm scared

I knew i recognised those stilletoes and shapely calves!

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04-09-2006, 05:43 PM
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Good for you Dolores, I find it really hard to do that sort of thing, but on the occasions I do I always feel really good afterwards... bet the silly mare will be feeling bad about it all day now while you get to feel all good and powerful. That'll learn her Big Grin
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04-09-2006, 05:58 PM
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Standing your ground.
I used to find it hard, no really I did, but then I found that by not speaking up I made myself sick by getting all angst-ridden over something petty. So one day I just said sorry, no, to someone and it all just snowballed.

You just need to empower yourself once or twice to realise that you don't die and you get smacked in the mouth for stating your case in a reasoned manner.


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04-09-2006, 06:02 PM
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I'm not that great at standing my ground and speaking up, but I am getting better especially since I had the kids.

Like Floops I used to get myself all worked up and ill over things, and then once I had spoken up the first time, I felt much better.
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04-09-2006, 06:06 PM
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Standing your ground.
Absolutely Buzz, children make you much more assertive. I'd never take anything back if it was for me, but if there was something wrong with something I'd bought for either of the kids I'd be marching it back like a shot :pimp:


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