This is an older post. It was inspired in part by a coworker. She’s a user(0f people) and presents different sides of her personality depending on who she is dealing with. She isn’t the brightest bulb, but she sure has the social skills that she uses to manipulate others. I’m wondering if it is time to part ways with my employer and people like her. I am now actively trying to problem solve some of my issues at work, but you can’t make people listen if they don’t wish to. I hate hate hate the thought of quitting and leaving. One thing I have managed to overcome in my depression if the urge to run away when the going gets tough.
You leave a trail of glitter wherever you go. I’m told I should delight in the sparkle you leave behind, as if I can capture some of the radiance for myself. Your friends tell me to pay attention, that if I am lucky I will find a speck of precious metal or gemstone in the glitter. They tell me about silver, gold, ruby and emerald.
I don’t see what they see. I find the glitter cheap and abrasive. Instead of delighting in your marvelous sparkle, why don’t you simply stop with the glitter, so I won’t be left to clean up your mess.