How many should I take?
Sunday, February 03, 2013
Question. When your best friend is throwing a temper tantrum, how many insults are you supposed to take before you say STOP!
I took four, before I told her to stop snapping at me. I was almost in tears by that point. Her response was "huh, I'm not snapping at you". Completely clueless. She's mad at someone else and I became the punching bag. It didn't help that I think she's the one whose behaving childishly, not the other friend. I tried to get her to see reason, but she's to pissed.
Why is she pissed? Because she puts in 1% effort in maintaining a friendship and the other person puts in 0%. She said those percentages, not me. So...you're BOTH crap friends. I tried to explain that and suddenly I became the villain in this...this high school drama. 28 and we're still in hs. After being told that I'm biased, I don't see other peoples sides in arguments, I think I'm always right, and I do whatever I want without thinking about her, I simply told her "do what you think is best" and walked away from the conversation.
I think that pissed her off even more... How do you deal with a grown up temper tantrum? How do you explain to someone that when they discover the center of the universe they'll be surprised to discover they ain't it?