Thursday, May 27, 2010

Negative Nelly

There are certain people that I don't like to share information with because they are too negative. Anything I say, they start cosigning with "that's horrible" or "poor you." They think they're being sympathetic, but it really aggravates me. I don't speak like that over my own life, and I don't need you to do it either. Sometimes I just want to shout "I'm not complaining, I'm just telling you what happened!" I have three people like this: my dad, a friend, and a coworker. I try to refrain from telling any of them anything that they might perceive as bad news, because I know they will get on my last nerve. Ok, my car got towed on Tuesday. This is the conversation I had with Coworker:
 
Coworker: So what happened with your car?
Me: Thankfully, it was just towed, so I got it back quickly
Coworker: Ohh, that sucks. How much was it?
Me: $152
Coworker: Oh my God! I bet you were mad you had to pay that, I'd be pissed.
Me: Well I was glad it was only $152, and that it wasn't stolen and trashed.
Coworker: Yeah, but you had to waste $152. Ughhh, tow truck people are crooks (let's ignore the fact that I parked my car there, we'll just blame them) , they have no morals. I'd be pissed.
Me: Well, I'm just grateful we didn't have to buy another car.
Coworker: Oh yeahhh, your husbands car was stolen last year. Ughh, what bad luck, that sucks.
Me: Umm, it's cool though. Now when I get pregnant I have a bigger car to drive and we'll switch, so it all worked out.
Coworker: Well that's a good way of looking at it.
 
I wanted to scream the whole time we were talking. I am not going to fall into the trap of not recognizing and acknowledging the positive in every situation. I'm gonna start quoting bible verses at people that try to bring their ungrateful talk my way. Then they'll avoid talking to me because I'll be that "crazy Chri.stian girl" but that's probably better than me being tortured. Our conversation would have been so much better.
 
Coworker: So what happened to your car?
Me: Girlll, the enemy had it out for me, but no weapon formed against me shall prosper. My car was towed, but thank God I got it back.
Coworker: How much was it?
Me: $152, but thank God He supplies all my needs
Coworker: Oh my God! I bet you were mad you had to pay that, I'd be pissed.
Me: Well, all things work together for good, so I know my blessing is on the way. The devil meant it for evil, but God used it for good.
Coworker: Yeah, but you had to waste $152. Ughhh, tow truck people are crooks, they have no morals. I'd be pissed.
Me: Yeah, but pressed down, shaken together, overflowing will men give unto me! Girl I am  blessseeeeddddd and highly favored of the Lord.
 
I bet after one conversation like that, she'll leave me alone.
 
And don't get me started on this #fml saying. I could write a book on how much I hate that expression.

2 comments:

Serenity3-0 said...

LOL! I wish I could have been there when you were having Conversation #2 with her..

GorgeousPuddin said...

I totally liked that 2nd exchange. As a christian I get it and it was humorous. It's all in the delivery LOL!

 
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