Thursday, October 13, 2016

Question Of The Day


Yes. Even with people I don't want to share the universe with. In fact, I could be seated right next to or across from someone that gets under my skin and not bat an eye. I've actually been in these types of situations and survived them. I am able to ignore people I am not very fond of, taking no notice of them as if they are literally not there, even looking right through them if need be. There are rare occasions when I step out of that cocoon and voice an opinion or take a swipe at somebody, but that's only when that individual is saying something completely inappropriate or extremely offensive. I always choose my battles carefully. Otherwise, Mr. or Mrs. annoying just doesn't exist.

How about you?

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  1. As I get older I seem to ignore things or people that annoy me. So...yes, I could be in the same room with someone I didn't like~

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    1. One of the perks of getting older, Jan! We don't waster emotional energy on certain people.

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  2. As long as it wasn't a room with only me, that person, and no chairs. LOL

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  3. Like Jan, I am better at doing this the older I get. But I were in Silver Willow's scenario, I would probably snap at some point and then all bets would be off. My self-control only extends so far.

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    1. LOL... I can just picture the scenario. A little bit of tension...

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  4. I can be in the same room with someone I don't like. Done it a lot over the years. I just have to be really careful not to get too hostile with actions that they do or things they might say. I have even been overly generous to people I don't like and are in the same room with me :)

    betty

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    1. Sometimes a situation calls for us to be in the same room with individuals we don't like.

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  5. This is going to be a short answer!
    Yes, I could.

    All the best Jan

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  6. I can, but obviously I don't feel comfortable! I can be civil and find it's better to just stay quiet.

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  7. It would depend on the person. Even as an adult, I've been physically attacked more than once. I don't want to be anywhere near those people. It's too dangerous.

    Love,
    Janie

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  8. How much do I have to dislike this person? Trump dislike. No. I would not want to be in a room with him!

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    1. I think I can do it, Birdie. For observation reasons. Like a social experiment. LOL...

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  9. Yes, I can. Good question. I can sit through listening to just about anything if I take it from a journalist/blogger's perspective.

    That said, there are people who, while I don't especially dislike them for any rational reason, give me the creeps, and I wouldn't want to be around them.

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    1. Yes, some people do give us the creeps and may need to be avoided. Trust your instincts!

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  10. I could do it for a short period of time, but I wouldn't like it and I would be very stressed out.

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    1. Depending on the situation, it can certainly be very stressful.

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  11. Yes. It's part of my conditioning working with public service.

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  12. I am often in rooms with people I don't like. But the bigger thing for me, is if I don't respect someone. I find it difficult to tolerate, listen to, or even take "orders" from someone who has given me plenty of reasons why I should no longer respect them. I have NEVER outright told someone off, but I will avoid situations like that if I can. -Jenn

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    1. I know what you mean, Jenn! I've had employers like that and it so hard to work under them.

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  13. I am quite tolerant of most of those I feel uncomfortable with. I do avoid some situations where people are overly obnoxious.

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    1. Overly obnoxious individuals certainly test our patience!

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  14. Nothing worse than a coworker you don't like

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  15. I don't have a problem being around people I don't care for. I am like you that I would typically just ignore them but if the person gets belligerent, I would probably state my opinion as well. Typically, I like people though so this has hardly ever come up.

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    1. You and me both, Cheryl. My interaction with people is quite peaceful with the occasional bump.

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  16. OMG! Yes I am capable of this as well. Had to this quite a lot throughout my teaching career as there were a number of administrators I couldn't stand being around! Hey...maybe they felt the same way!! lol
    But I can totally ignore those that I don't care for if I have to.

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    1. It's a good skill to have, Jim. It makes difficult situations much more tolerable!

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  17. I am very very good in hiding my feelings. But if I don't like someone I do sometimes make my feeling known to the said person.
    I have said "I don't like you" to three different students this year alone, rather publicly.
    When the discipline teacher said thus, they better clean up their act.
    And to answer the question, I'd read a book in that room.

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  18. Yes, I could. But I choose not too, when possible.

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    1. I choose not to have clutter mucks (assholes), in my life.

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    2. BAHAHAHA! I've never heard the term clutter mucks before. I like it!

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  19. Well I've been in a room with my family, so yeah, I can. A lot of eye rolling on my part ensued but then...it's my family.

    Remember Roseane Barr's show? Everyone said how dysfunctional the family was. My family's worse!

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    1. Sorry about the family stuff. That must be rough. Yes, I remember that show very well!

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  20. I am generally good at this and most of the time they can't tell i don't like them...sadly my husband invited an old friend from high school to stay and she simply can't understand introverts and won't leave me alone. Its hard to keep my patience in this situation..if there is advice i would love to hear it at this point.

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    1. That is a stressful situation for introverts! I don't know what to tell you... Hopefully you get peace and quiet soon.

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