Thursday, June 18, 2009

Thursday Thoughts

Have you ever had a friend or acquaintance that you thought that they had a pretty good idea at the kind of person you are and after one simple comment learn that they really don’t know you at all?? Well that pretty much happened to me yesterday. A fellow co-worker basically told me that I’m a selfish person yesterday and it floored me.

Not only is the not true but it is the complete opposite of who I am. I’m not just saying that either. I’m one of those people that needs to focus on herself more and be a little selfish. I feel comforted in the fact that my family and friends, who I told about the comment, were shocked and upset about it. However I am still pretty hurt by that comment and don’t really know how to proceed from here.

My brother is officially done with his job in the Middle East!!!!!!! I couldn’t be happier that he is safe and sound in the US. I haven’t seen him since Christmas and I look forward to him being home in Jersey for a whole week!

Not this Sunday but next Sunday (the 28th) is my birthday! While I’m still not all that jazzed about turning 25, I am excited for the weekend’s festivities. Friday I decided to take off and make it a nice three-day weekend. That night a few friends and I will be going to see No Doubt in concert. I have always loved that group and we got the tickets for really cheap, 15 bucks!

Then on Saturday we are having a big welcome home/going away again party for my brother. He is moving to India for 2 years (long story, but he’s excited about it and that’s all that matters). Tons of family and friends will be coming and I know it will be a lot of fun. Since it’s the day before my birthday I’m just going to say the party is partially for me too. lol.

I am so tired of all this rain. It’s June. It should be hot and sunny! It’s just been gloomy all week and being annoyed at work didn’t help make the week any better. I am very happy it’s almost the weekend. One of my cousins is having a graduation party (college) this weekend and I’m looking forward to seeing my family, especially my great aunt and uncle who live in Florida. I haven’t seen them in almost a year!!

Anything on your mind? How do you think I should proceed with the co-worker thing?


cowboyboot lady said...

I don't know what to say about your co-worker. Maybe you could bring up the subject again and reiterate your view on the subject...just so that they know you are in fact not a selfish person. Casually bring up the topic... Maybe she misunderstood your point of view the first time... Tough call. I know how you feel and it hurts. Keep in mind that you do have lots of friends and family who DO know you well and know how unselfish you are!

Happy early birthday!! Enjoy your long weekend! Gwen rocks!

My birthday is tomorrow and I'm doing the same...taking a long weekend to go to the lake! :) 31 years old...but I feel so much younger!

Great news about your brother!

Anonymous said...

Why would your co-worker say something like that to you in the first place? Seems inappropriate to me.

It sounds like you have fun birthday plans so that'll help turning 25 not be so bad ;)

Have a good weekend!

Babycakes said...

Maybe ask your colleague to explain exactly why she thinks that.

A friend told me a great thing to say when someone insults you. (My friend and I are the time that will just absorb the comment and slink away), but she said to say:
'What did you say', or 'I beg your pardon' loudly, to force them to repeat it.