Loyal readers, thanks for your patience during my absense. I'm now liberated from the grips of Da Massa and am now free the land and resume my wanton ways. (snicker)
Anyway...So last week I was in a training class for 3 days. It was a nice change of pace and it was actually really a really good class(gasp!). Naturally, there was a mix of people who attended and of course there is always one who stands out from the rest. From day one; actually on sight, I didn't like this woman. She was loud, bragadocious, a know-it-all, and always had something to say. So, what if you've done this or that, what about those or us who haven't? Granted she had some valid points cause I'll give credit where it's due, but for crying out loud, why did she feel the need to dominate the entire freaking 3 days. More than once, I literally bit my tongue so I wouldn't say something I shouldn't. The power of the Divine is a marvelous thing because if not for Him, I wouldn't be talking to you all right now. I might really be out in the back fields of the plantation.
Everyday she had to center something on herself be it in the classroom or the breakroom. How she played on 6 soccer teams and was considering a 7th. How she's travelled the world and how in other countries what we're learning now is passe. Or how she was anorexic as a teen, but has since overcome it even though her mother thinks she should gain weight. (She's gained 10lbs) Big fucking deal beyah. I resigned myself to the fact that she really craves attention and is not getting it at home, so she makes these public declarations in order to make herself seem more important that she really is.
I watched the instructors cringe every time she opened her trap and I saw my classmates exastberated expressions as she deferred to herself to make her points. Readers, I'm a typically mind mannered gal who will tolerate much, but at one point, my mild manneredness turned to felonious thoughts as I plotted on ways to taint her coffee. Yes, she was that irksome.
I know you all know what I'm talking about and have experienced such a character in a meeting or similar environment a time or few. Please share your stories with me so I can dispell the thought..."Is it just me?"