I can be a bit of a pushover sometimes. Conflict with strangers has always made me uncomfortable and I avoid it.
But something changed last night. When this lady stole my parking space on a rainy night in Winooski, I just couldn't help myself, I backed up and waited for her to get out of her car.
Bitch took a long time becasue she KNEW she had stolen my spot and she did so not want to face the music.
This is how our brief conversation went:
Me: (politely) Excuse, me, I was backing up to park there.
Her: (defensive) Yeah, I didn't see you but now I'm parked so...
Me (resolute) Well, I saw it first so that isn't fair.
Her: (freaking out) Yeah, if I was you I'd be pissed too but I already parked, BLAH BLAH STOOPID BLABBING like a honky ass geese.
Me: (calmly) Yeah, well I don't want to fight but what you did was not cool.
Then I drove away to leave her to her selfish, shitty life. I was a little upset but got over it fast.
I get points because I stood up for myself, got that shit off my chest immediately and did not get needlessly embroiled in a big pointless fight.
One small step for Evakind on her road to Alexis-ville. I think part of growing up is learning how to defend yourself in a healthy fashion. And it feels goooood.