Look, we’re all guilty of passive aggressive behavior from TIME TO TIME, myself included. This rant is my outlet to vent about some recent passive aggression that was geared toward me.
Group text chats can be a BITCH but what’s more annoying is being “removed” from a group chat by someone that had me blocked anyway. I keep asking myself, “What was the point? You’re clearly trying to make a point by doing something that wouldn’t work anyway.” (Insert giant eye roll.) I woke up to a few texts from different friends asking why this person removed me. Um, I don’t know, I just woke up. We can’t see what the other is typing anyway so, again, WHAT WAS THE POINT?
I can’t stand when people are nice to my face and a bitch behind closed doors. Just be direct! Be honest! This is why I LOVE the midwest SO much (I’m from Michigan). It’s a rare occurrence that I meet shady people there. Sure, we all gossip or vent to our friends – I’m not pretending that I have never done it. But, if you watch VPR or follow my social you know that I’m more “aggressive” than anything. I have no filter and I say what’s on my mind. That being said, I also have tact. I’m not a fan of making my people around me feel uncomfortable. I have manners! Passive aggressive behavior is SUCH a cop-out. It’s a “power move” or at least a shitty attempt.
My beef with passive aggression is that it all boils down to being authentic. You don’t have to like someone, and they may not like that, but at least be honest AND considerate of the atmosphere around you. It makes ME feel uncomfortable to make other people feel uncomfortable. Be aware of your surroundings because your bullshit behavior is inevitably creating a bigger problem.
If your forte (that you’re SO proud of) is being passive aggressive, you’re the one who has to sleep with that at night. I’ll get over it (now that this rant is complete).
Warmly (for real),