travails

Sometimes when you’re having a back and forth with someone and they begin (hulLO) to lean towards your point of view, this disgruntles them, so, even as they become prepared to accept and to indicate that they accept the way you see things, they snipe. They say things that are snipey. And you see that the snipey things they say mean that they are coming round to your point of view. And you see that what you have to do is not to respond to the snipey with snipey, even though you really want to, because if you do they may very well and probably will dig their heels in and go back to their old unenlightened position and actually think they are justified in doing so because you turned snipey on them.

Aaaaaargh.

Not responding to snipey is so HARD.

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4 thoughts on “travails

  1. juliecarter says:

    I respond to snipey with nun-like patience… and cyanide. :D

  2. angie says:

    Sad to say, but I am probably the snipey one. Usually.

  3. I am happy to report that my restraint has paid off. We are to do things the way I said we should from the beginning. So I get to feel both virtuous and triumphant, heh.

  4. Good old restraint of pen and tongue! I wish I used it more often, it is almost always successful!

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