Thursday, March 6, 2008

“Stop being so negative!”

Her two friends said almost in unison.

This was in response to the third friend’s statement that “I am sure I flunked the exam!”

I continued walking past them this morning with a smirk on my face.

I am very familiar with that type of person - you know the type…

I work with someone that epitomizes Debbie Downer. This past Monday she walked back to my desk and shared her negative self-talk with me. I listened, gave my usual "that's ridiculous to think like that - don't do that to yourself - you deserve better!" speech and then she was gone.

Less than 15 minutes later, here she comes again - shoulders slumped forward, head down, apologizing for taking up my time earlier with her troubles – “I shouldn’t do that – I was bothering you!"


I always try to be compassionate – but at this point in the game – I have just about reached my limit’s top.

ready to pop

1 comment:

Wise Ol' Man said...

If you remember, I have a self-made lapel pin that says "Incorrigible - Do not incorrige". I think I should design a pin that says P.A.N.I.C. That would be your panic button. But you would have to explain the periods. Put All Negatives In Closet.