Tuesday, May 22, 2012

I Hate Having to Keep My Mouth Shut!

I'm the type of person that feels the need to make sure that someone knows when they are being an asshat. If I am treated rudely at a store or restaurant by an employee, I will either say something to them or talk to their manager about it. I've gotten in a few shouting matches with people in public because they were just being total twat waffles and they needed to know it! I can't stand people who are rude or out of line and I feel the need to tell them so!

I really hate it when I have to zip my lips and just keep my comments to myself. The most recent problem I've encountered is in the town we live in. We just moved here almost a year ago (just a few weeks away). It's a nice small town with a lot of rich people but most of them are very friendly. It's one of those towns where everyone knows everyone else and I have kind of felt like the outsider here. The town runs their own utilities and everything keeping them safe from having to follow any state or federal rules and regulations. As I said, most people in this town have a lot of money but if you drive around you can find plenty of people who are not so lucky (including us). My problem is with the utility people. Everything is all on one bill: water, electricity, and gas. We have had problems since we moved in. When we first moved in, we were getting charged outrageous water bills and when we questioned them about it, we were told that we must have had a leak. We had all new plumbing put in before we moved in, there was no leak. Ironically enough, the town was also putting in new water lines at the same time and we were told by other people who lived in this town that they were famous for passing their bill onto newcomers to the town. Surprisingly, when the water lines were finished, our bill went down drastically. When we asked about it again, the head woman at the utilities department told us that we must have gotten our leak fixed and that we were just lying about it! She actually called my husband a liar! They have no programs available for low income residents, no percentage of income program or anything like that. The head woman of the utilities department is the biggest bitch in town. She refuses to work with anyone and treats anyone who can't pay their bill like lazy pieces of shit even though my husband probably works physically harder in ONE day than that twat has ever in her life! It is taking everything I can not to go to their Facebook page and tell everyone about this rude bitch. I mean, she is downright rude. She has basically told us that she doesn't give a shit about our situation, our kids, or anything at all. She is also one of the "board" members of the town, so I feel that even if I did try to complain to anyone, it wouldn't get anywhere. It's to the point where we have actually discussed selling the house that we just bought last year and getting out of town.. but we really don't want to because it IS a nice town. I so badly want to call this bitch up and just go off on her.. but I'm sure that would backfire on me because she IS the one who runs the place and she can pretty much do whatever she wants to do to make our life Hell in this town.

There's also the issue of my kids' teachers. My daughter has a teacher whom I got into an argument with a few months ago about a stupid library fine. She stepped way out of line with some of the things she said and made me feel like shit. It's soo hard for me to not tell her what I really think about her but I'm sure word would travel fast and I don't want things to be any harder for my family or our kids.

It drives me crazy not to be able to put people in their place that deserve it. Honestly, I'm one of the nicest and most caring people that you will ever meet and that's why it pisses me off when people are so rude to me or any of my family because I don't raise my kids to be that way and I want to bitch slap anyone who IS that way.

How about you? Do you have to bite your tongue often?? Are you content with just zipping your lips and keeping your thoughts to yourself??


Karen Greenberg said...

I often feel the need to set things right and to defend myself. Fortunately I've gotten pretty good at biting my tongue, though. I understand your frustration.

Deanna crazed said...

I'm getting better at it, but it still sucks, lol!

Shayna said...

Oh I am so much the same way. I absolutely cannot tolerate poor customer service or just plain rude people. I call them on it all the time. It sucks when you are in a situation where you have to bight your tongue. Like my daughter's first daycare worker. That woman was an inconsiderate rude #$^& who always seemed to forget who the mom actually was, yes that's right me. But I knew she was getting a new caregiver soon, one that I really liked, and spots in good day cares are hard to get so I had to button it.

Just remember that karma will find these people some day :)

Angela said...

I bite my tongue a lot since I have gotten older.. sometimes though it is hard and I say what I think to the one that is rude and down right disrespectful. When I was younger I would just tell someone off if I felt they needed it. Now it is 'to each his own'. I have literally bit my tongue til it hurt on several occasions. But like what Shayna said before me 'what goes around comes around'. I agree with you about the utility company... there is never any reason or situation that you should put up with someone that looks down their nose at you or tries to make you feel little. NEVER! I have held the door open for folks... I do it all the time, it's just the way I was raised. Most of the people do not say thank you, kiss my rear or anything. On a few occasions I have said your welcome or thank you for them. About the library book issue I agree with you, you don't want to make your children's life harder, but at the same time 'don't let people make you feel small and don't take their crap!

Deanna crazed said...

Angela, it reallllly bugs me when I hold the door for someone and they can't even say thank you or when I am behind someone and they let the door slam in my face! I most always say a very sarcastic comment loud enough that they can hear it. I hate disrespectful people who lack basic manners. I am nice to everyone as long as they give me the same in return.. if not, watch out!! lol.. I used to be the opposite and let people walk all over me instead of standing up for myself and I'm done with that crap.... My husband is way worse than I am. He will straight confront the person for being rude. He's a big muscular guy and covered with tattoos so most people apologize, haha

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