Mrs. High and Mighty Enlightens You About the Enlightened Response to Unenlightened Interaction

Those who would put you down, often give you the exact information you need to rise above them!

Analyzing verbal abuse, I find that helpful ideas and instructions are frequently built right into the tirade. If we don’t get too caught up in the unfair or unkind things that are said, these bits of useful communication stand out starkly against the nasty noise. They are often the only sensible part of what is said.

I once reported to a manager who expressed his temper violently; throwing a wastebasket or kicking the copier. When my co worker objected to his management style, he said “Tell someone who gives a d—!”

Good idea.

My coworker was wise enough to hear the useful information. He immediately told someone who gave a d— and encouraged the rest of us to do the same. That manager was gone within a week.

I had a friend who refused to even consider liking, much less reading my blog because she didn’t like the name “Enlightened.” She urged me to change the name, saying it was the worst of New Age nonsense. When I asked her how she would feel if I critiqued her business without knowing about it, she said, “You’re too sensitive. I’m trying to help you. Why do you take my comments seriously?”

Why indeed?

hindu-kaliSomeone I once knew, whom I shall refer to as Old Yeller, was prone to tantrums, directed at me, with yelling, name calling, and foul language. He indicted me as Mrs. High and Mighty. “Mrs. High and Mighty doesn’t like toothpaste on the wall.  Mrs. High and Mighty doesn’t like my clothes on the dining room table!”

“Mrs. High and Mighty” is the perfect persona to adopt when someone tries to cow me with tantrums. I’m seeing Mrs. H & M as the goddess Kali – you know, the one who wears a necklace of skulls and props her foot on a severed head – or perhaps the goddess Enuphalredae, who is often depicted paying a high powered divorce attorney.

Mrs. H & M doesn’t permit anyone to yell at her unless a truck is bearing down on her or the house is on fire!

Good idea.

1 Response to “Mrs. High and Mighty Enlightens You About the Enlightened Response to Unenlightened Interaction”

  1. 1 Caroline April 30, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    Hi, I read your blogs regularly. Your humoristic style is
    awesome, keep it up!

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