Monday, May 29, 2017
Rose Coloured Glasses
Over the years I have been 'accused' more than once of wearing rose coloured glasses. My staff used to tease me and say "in morningstar's world......." and yes I guess I do tend to try and see the bright side of things -- find the good in people.... but honestly is there anything wrong with that?
Except when you come face to face with reality.
I have been ignoring the bad manners (extremely bad manners) of Sir Steve's ex-mother in law at the camp site. I have shrugged it off or simply 'disappeared' when she would storm onto our site with some demand or other.
BUT yesterday -- shaking head -- it truly got out of hand. The lil one had lost a special elastic. I asked her if she had left at "mommy's trailer'. Simple question right? Sir Steve suggested she go check ........
Not 5 minutes later ex-mother in law came storming -- and I do mean storming -- onto our site saying they had looked for the elastic ALL DAY! and bitching about expecting a 4 year old to keep track of things.
I spoke up -- after all it had been my suggestion she might have left it behind -- this woman (and trust me when I say I am being VERY polite here cause other names jump to mind) totally and completely ignored me -- as if I didn't exist. It threw me -- threw me big time.
Afterwards I knew what I should have done -- I should have stepped between her and Sir Steve and made her acknowledge me -- and listen to what I was trying to say. BUT of course -- it was only after she had stormed off -- and my heart was pounding so loudly and hard I thought it would jump out of my chest that I thought of challenging her.
I have never ever met someone so totally rude. She refuses to acknowledge my existence even when I am standing right in front of her. I have no experience with that sort of behaviour... none - zero - nada.
In my world - through the rose coloured glasses -- every human being is at the very least civil to one another. I am totally at a loss as to how to deal with someone like her.............