Friday, October 17, 2014

Disrespect with a bow on top

I sat through my Friday meeting, and I got pretty offended. Somebody said, "I don't mean any disrespect." before saying something rude and disrespectful.  It's like putting a bow on a bag full of poo before handing it to someone.  It's just rude, no matter how dressed up it is.

Arrggghhh!  I feel better now.


  1. Starting something with that kind of disclaimer means that they know it's going to come across as disrespectful.

    If you have to start a sentence that way, rethink what you want to say.


  2. I had to bite my tongue in the meeting it happened in, because it wouldn't have been pretty. When the committee stops meeting a four weeks, I might send her a note. Because I'm nice like that.

    What do you think of this one?

    Dear R_____,
    You are rude and disrespectful, as is evidenced by the October 17 meeting. I do hope that you are not asked to take part in any further community groups. I would also encourage you to read up on your etiquette.

    One of the people who has suffered your lack of manners, poor understanding of the situation you inserted yourself into, and lack of self awareness for months


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