Thursday, October 17, 2013
If you read my blog a couple days ago about the lady who brought the cake to the Monday meeting at my house as a peace offering, and I commented that I wasn't sure if it really was a peace offering or a set up . . . .
My initial indication that there might be something not-to-her-liking was the previous week when she emailed me pushing off another of her tasks on me to do. When I said no, her reply was "Fine. I'll take care of it."
Hoping I was reading her wrong and jumping to conclusions I emailed her a replied "Oh, thanks for the giggle. That just brought back visions of when my daughter was 9 years old and replied 'Fine' when asked to take out the trash."
Well she's been emailing me all day about stuff she wants me to do for her committee that I did not sign up for. After the fourth "no" and my explanation that I had explained to everyone at the meeting, I wasn't taking on any more than I already have going on, she responded with a snippy "Well, excuse me. I guess I didn't get your memo. I won't bother you with anymore requests."
I have not replied as yet. But I have a long list of possible responses.
I am half way tempted that my first response to be
"Did you really intend your last comment to come across as rude?
If not, then try rewording and resending it.
If yes, then bring it on!"
I'd really like to hear from you. Am I over-reacting?
How do you think I should handle this situation?