So, a couple of years ago, I posted to a very new (to me) social media account, Minds. I think I was really irritated that day and wanted to scream into the void, so I did, or I thought I did.
The next day I got reactions from everybody, including the HR girl who is no longer with the company. When I posted it, I thought only a couple of people in another part of the world would see it. I never in a million years would’ve thought that everyone in my building would see it.
My stalker saw it. I was in line paying for my breakfast in the cafeteria. My stalker walks up to me and stands as close as he could without touching me. I look up at him. (he’s about a foot taller than me) He didn’t look at me at all but I could tell he was furious. I could almost see steam coming out of his ears.
So I thought I’d remind you in case you might have forgotten. I’m not trying to stir things up. I’m trying to illustrate my point.
My post from a couple of years ago:
Am I Being Punked?
It’s another one of those days that I’m feeling all sorts of things. I’m feeling grateful in a lot of ways but I get irritated with myself for letting things get to me. I feel like I’m trapped in one of those psychology experiments like the Stanford prison experiment and I’m the only person who can see it. Maybe it’s because I still feel some negative energy coming from people and I can’t tell if it’s related to anything or if I’m just “surrounded by assholes” For example, the new H.R. girl walks by, I say “Hi” to her and she just sneers at my Elvis Costello t-shirt and says nothing to me. I wanted to say something. I might’ve muttered “f***ing b***h” under my breath, okay so I did mutter exactly that, I never said I was perfect, not even close. I think what irritated me the most is that it’s really unprofessional of her especially as an HR person. You mean to tell me you can’t even fake it? That’s exactly why I never wanted to be in HR, I want to be in a job where I can be authentic. This place is like an odd class system experiment. I’m entertained by it a little bit because it makes me feel like I’m better than them, (Now who is the asshole? 😏) and I’m fascinated by human behavior. The other thing that irritates me and amuses me at the same time is that everyone thinks they’re so brilliant, either that or they’re insecure so they try to overcompensate. And they wonder why their turnover rate is high. In a way I feel sorry for them because like a lot of people, they think their job is who they are and that’s what makes them feel validated as a human being.
All of that being said, there are some pretty great people there too and I’ve just got to take the good with the bad. By the way yes, I know that my posts are public. I can do some pretty moronic things but I do know that anyone (even the HR girl) could read this. There is something liberating about speaking your mind, weighing the consequences, and not giving a s***.