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I Don't Like Her and it Doesn't Matter...


Happy Fridaying everyone!!!

No work for me today, and I couldn't be anymore glad about that, hunni.

Anyway...

Have you ever met someone that you don't like? They've never done anything to you. There has never been an altercation of any kind. You just don't care to share the same air?

Well if you don't, just wait. They'll show up.

I have a co-worker like this and I avoid her like the plague. From what I'm told, she's a nice person and a sufficient enough employee. At least, that's what I've heard. I personally try not to see nor speak to her at all. If, by chance I do run into her, I am cordial and respectful, but then I turn and go as far away as possible. I was doing a pretty good job of avoidance. Of the 2 1/2 years I've been with this company, I have only had to work with her twice. The first time, I observed her and made the decision that I didn't care for her and the second time was last week. When I found out there was a call-off at my location, I prayed and prayed, asking God to not let them send her and, what happened?

She showed up like a bad penny.

Like I said, she has never done anything to me personally. We've never had words. Heck, we're not even in the same department or role. I just don't like her. She's loud and obnoxious. Opinionated. Loudly opinionated. She knows something about everything and if she hasn't lived through it herself, she knows someone who has and can quote their experience word for word. She is an authority on every situation under the sun. She is middle aged but still wears her hair colored. And not like a natural color either, but Kelly green, cotton candy pink and fire red.

Yeah. I've seen it with my own eyes and I roll them so hard I almost go blind.

I don't understand her and no, I don't care for her and no, I don't want to. But you know what? It doesn't matter. How I feel about my co-worker doesn't impact my respect for her position and my willingness to perform my job when she's around. Actually, I do a better job when she's around so she doesn't have to talk to me.

It's just another lesson that I've learned while living life as an adult. People don't matter to me. As my godfather used to tell me all the time, "One monkey don't stop no show". If you let people inhibit your life and determine your mood, you'll never accomplish anything. People are who they are and they're going to be who they're going to be, like it or not. Just like I don't care for my color-challenged colleague, I am confident that there are people in this world that do not like me.

But I don't care about them either.

Just do you and live your life letting other people do them. It's not that hard.

Just takes a little more focusing on minding your own business...

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