There is nothing passive
A rose doesn’t make a thorn less of a prick.
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The last line…perfect. 🙂
I was pretty pleased with myself on that one Niaaeryn!!!! 🙂
Oh , this is great Colleen!
I have to say Marissa, I went to my husband and said “ONE OF MY BEST LINES EVER!!!” 🙂
I’ll give you that!
It is a trickier person to use subtle acts that are hurtful and seemingly innocent. Had an ex who whispered things like “Those people talk about you” or “When you walk in people stare at you but not in a good way.”
My kids thought when I yelled it was at
least honest and they knew what they had done to upset me. They never quite got.my 13 year marriage to a passive agg. man. xo
Oh Robin…..a lot of adjectives are going through my head right now. None of them good. I’m sorry you went through that.
Regarding your kids and your yelling. I used to tell my kids at least I yelled, they knew what I was mad about, then I was done. That simple and that quick. Move on to the next thing in life. Get it over and done with.
My dad used to joke later after he yelled, “I was just letting off steam!”
Thanks for being irritated with.last ex. He is not missed by my son and older girl. xo
I don’t miss him either!!!!! 😉
Your words are perfect for passive aggressive! “A rose doesn’t make a thorn less of a prick.” I have one of those in my family and it seems that thorn is more of a prick. “Here, let me treat you like you are my best friend while I stick a knife in your back.”
That’s just not a great way to treat people is it Priceless. And they think we aren’t on to them either, so sad. What a waste of energy.
Yes. It is very sad.
Nasty business. I don’t understand passive aggressive people. 😦 Well said.
“Nasty business”. Descriptive, perfectly so. And I don’t either. Thank you Tess.
You are welcome, Colleen. ❤
Sigh … I married one of those 😉
Well, truth be told…..this post came as a result of a conversation between me and my husband. 🙂 Though I made it PERFECTLY clear to him it was NOT about HIM. Though prompted by that conversation it does not resemble him…….. 😉
Ain’t that the truth? Well written/said, CM. Right to the heart (or thorn) of the matter.
Thanks Robin! Stinkin’ thorns work their way in don’t they?
Well said. Brilliant!
Thank you Paulette!
Serious, accurate, and humorous simultaneously! Well played, Colleen.
😉 Thank you Russ. A little punful on my part. Glad I got my point across. 😉
Oh well said Colleen. I am dealing with some passive aggressive people at the moment and it drives me nuts. Say what you will, then move on. Oh but not. And on and on it goes. It is a dangerous game.
Very dangerous. And unpleasant. And annoying. For crying out loud, just have the fight or disagreement and have it over with. Whew. Too much energy wasted on that “nasty business” as another blogger called it.
I deal with a number of passive aggressive people. I get in trouble all the time for speaking the truth, but they seldom get in trouble because they’re “so nice!”. Bull. Shit. They’re not nice at all.
And my comment is now longer than your post. Big laugh at that!!
I am laughing more at that “Bull. Shit. They’re not nice at all.” part. It’s honest. To the point. Pulls no punches. And sometimes most comments are longer than my posts!!! 😉 Thank you Nancy! 🙂 I love your feedback(s).
I figured you’d laugh at that!
(and by the way….any decisions yet?)
Yes. I’ll send you a separate note when I’m at my regular keyboard!
I sent you a note!
I got it! And we are now “connected”. So you may see why I haven’t yet responded in full yet!!! But catching things in small doses on the run!! 😉
No problem. Family comes first and so does taking care of yourself. I’m just glad to hear you got it.
Are you trying to tell us something, MBC? Come right out and say it. Ha! Just joshing. I get the point. The sweet smells does nothing to stem the bleeding fingers.
Ha! I am pretty sure I have had a passive/aggressive moment or two in my life. However, my eyebrows, any my words, usually give me away. Not to mention a stomping foot. 😀 That last sentence of yours was perfect MBM, perfect.
I, too, cannot hide my emotions in any manner or situation, MBC. That’s why I don’t play cards much. Not even Go Fish. 😉
I hear you MBM. 🙂 I don’t want to waste energy trying to hide how I feel.
This post proves, less is more. Well done, so much said in so few words.
Thank you Tric!!
Talk about passive aggressive people… I’m dealing with few for the last 5 years of my life. Yet I can’t seem to figure out what to do when I face them 😔
You’ve written it precisely. Great post.
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