How can I possibly hate someone I've never met so much?
There's this lady on LJ who seems to have infected the "friends" pages of most of my friends. They all seem to like, respect, and admire her despite the fact that she's obnoxious, overbearing, vicious, and back-stabbing.
And for some reason, she has made a personal crusade of bad-mouthing my best friend at every opportunity, and acting as though my best friend is evil incarnate.
I don't like that someone I have never met can have such a powerful effect on me. Guess I need to work on that.
If only I could wave my hands and magically become a better person.
Something that we were given last night to work on a similar issue, Before you are tempted to get angry or say anything malicious about another person, put a dab of honey on your tongue to sweeten it.
After our last run in with troli domesticous, I have decided that if I say anything negative it is only to express the stuff I am currently working on, that way I don't attack anyone else.
Unfortunately you can only control your response or if they get too out of line, have everyone ban her and report her to the livejournal abuse committee.
See, the thing is, she doesn't do anything that's THAT bad. Just make snide little asides about people I like.
No real big lies or anything like that...just little side-ways digs that are unfair and hurtful without being something you can really call ABUSE.
She only does it on the LJ of one friend, but she is present on other people's friends lists, and her manner grated on me before she started her sniping on the one friend's LJ.
I have never engaged her other than to simply chime in with a positive, supportive comment about my friend.
I really do try to be above the stupidity and meaness of small people.
But sometimes it gets to me. And I guess today is just one of those days.