E is for Enigma
The following text message was sent to me last night:
My response? I use a loyalty system. If I am going to be loyal to you, I expect the same in return. That's not to say I make people walk on eggshells. On the contrary! I am patient with others often at the expense of my own dignity.
"I don't know how you do it. You compartmentalize everything into absolutes. Everything is one way or another. Such as black or white, off or on, for or against. Hard to figure where someone stands with you and your matrix you use to judge people."
When I have had enough of someone's shit, I do have a tendency to turn off my loyalty. Is this cold-hearted? No. You get many chances. I'll even guide you along the right path.
For those de-friended, don't fret. I am a forgiving person. When loyalty and respect is once again earned, friendship will be re-established. The only good thing the Catholic Church ever taught me was forgiveness. I practice it.
One more thing. I am 40 years old. I have reached the age of entitlement. I am entitled to not put up with anyone's bullshit. If you dish attitude or disrepect me, you will be paid back in kind. (prolly x 3) I am entitled to respect. NO ONE is going to walk all over me.
Does this make me an ornery old bitch? Nope. I'm an entitled bitch.