Friday, January 18, 2013

Vengeance is Mine, Saith the Rocky

Somebody f*cked me over recently.  Treated me really, really poorly.

She didn't have to do it, and I'm not even sure WHY she did it, but she did it.

And now I'm pondering revenge.

I could really work this person over good, should I so choose.  I'm not really sure why she didn't consider that before she worked ME over; maybe she just didn't take the time to think things through.

But I have.

And, well, this is not something I'm exactly PROUD of, but I am really, really good at retribution.  I can blindside this gal and mess her over big time.  It's been a while since I've had the opportunity to go medieval on someone.

It's just ... I don't know.  For one thing, if I take her down, it's also going to take her husband down, and he seems like a nice enough guy.  He'd end up being collateral damage, if you will.

But if I DON'T take her down, then she gets away with what she did to me.

And that ain't gonna stand.

I guess I've got to ponder on this a little more.


fmcgmccllc said...

I used to say, "I can help ya or I can hurt ya". It took me a few years to get one lady, she was wicked. My boss sent her to my plant and she picked up the habit of sleeping in the break areas. Now this is a 50 year old professional woman making big bucks who knew better. One day my boss called to take me to lunch and then he wanted to walk around the plant. Well, I never told her he was coming. And lo and behold walking down door line to the break area who was there sleeping. Yepper, that was fun. Boss never said a word to her until her yearly review a few weeks later.

~~Silk said...

How much Sicilian or Balkan DNA do you have? I never understood blood feuds.

rockygrace said...

fmcetc., I LOVE that.

and ~~Silk, it's about justice. Payback. I never, ever would have done anything to her if she hadn't wronged me first.

And I still may not do anything. I'm trying to be the bigger person. But a part of me just wants to go for it. Why let her get away with it? Then she'll think it's okay to f*ck people over. That ain't right.

Anonymous said...

Will it remove the harm done to you? No. Will it teach her a lesson? No, because you don't get to be her age and still be a "mean girl" because you were so educable. Will you hurt others? Yes. Will you demean yourself, waste your valuable time, and dignify her with more of your attention than she justly deserves? Yes.

I suggest having your revenge, as it were, by being well rid of such a toxic ass and being happy. Don't look back. FWIW.

- bridgett

rockygrace said...

You know, bridgett, you're right. She's not going to suddenly see the light just because I beat her down. She'll just see herself as being "wronged".

and yeah, being happy is the best revenge. I should embroider that on a pillow. Oh wait, I'm pretty sure somebody already did. Ha.

Thanks for the insights!

Although it's still going to be awfully hard not to pull the rug right the hell out from under her. Hell, *I'm* only human. It's hard not to see the bad guys get their due.

Anonymous said...

On the other hand, if people consistently get away with bad behavior, they never change. Bad behavior must have consequences. Undisciplined children who think the world revolves around them grow up to be people like this. Sooner or later, there must be consequences. I say go for it and help the next poor sap who would otherwise be in her crosshairs.

rockygrace said...

Oh man, Kris, I like what you're saying ...

Zella said...

Why don't you speak with her face to face and make her apologize and fix what she's damaged ? I don't know what this is about exactly, but by bringing it up with her and making her aware of her wrong actions, making her take responsibility, would at least bring you some peace...and maybe force her to see what she's done....and maybe stop her from doing it again in the future.

I'm not for revenge myself, I think it is really highschool-ish...but then again, if someone truly did me wrong (with something that matters in the big picture, in the "adult world"), I would absolutely talk with them and get to the bottom of it. Clear the air while not letting them get away with it, while not going down to their level yourself.

Good luck !

Anonymous said...

We are under no obligation to be Supernanny. When I've been in similar situations, I've justified my desire to hit back with "oh, I'm doing this for the community" but really it's because it's rare that one gets a "free hit." It's either wrong to treat someone badly or it's not. You either indulge (and become like the person who hurt you) or you don't. Behavior is its own reward. Adults who treat other people badly wind up surrounded by other mean people, never able to figure out why they are so unhappy and the world so horrible and everyone is so vindictive. Honestly, no action needed.

rockygrace said...

Zella and Anonymous, looks like there's lots of ways to look this.

I think I'll sit on it for a few more days and see if my thoughts change.

After all, there's no hurry ... BWAHAHAHAHAHA oh crap there I go again.