Okay, time again to get off my dead ass and get this blog challenge knocked out. Today's topic is trust. How hard it is to get it and how easy it is to lose it. Also, my dismay at my continuing naivete with people. Clearly I don't have good discernment when it comes to people in my life that I share confidential information with. This isn't a new problem and I would expect to have at least learned from it by the ripe old age of 40 years.
Darling Husband says that it is because I expect everyone to be the same as me. I judge everyone's potential actions based on what I would do. I have to take a moment to break my arm patting myself on the back because I am an excellent secret keeper. I have several friends who trust me because they know that they can tell me anything and I won't judge or tell. I know where ALL the bodies are friends and neighbors and the information is going to my grave with me.
Today was another hard lesson in who you can trust and who you cannot. There is someone who worked on the same account as me but was let go. I was talking to her on the phone just bitching about stuff and she was totally sympathetic and knew, totes KNEW that it needed to stay between us. This morning I wake up to a complete shit storm because she has emailed all of my virtual co-workers (excluding me of course) her condolences for our plight, naming me as the source where she got her information. (As an aside, she didn't get all of her information from me). If that weren't bad enough, one of my virtual co-workers forwarded said email to our lead, who decided rather urgently to rip me a new asshole.
This is all so middle school I don't think I can stand it. However junior high it may be I did block her from my AIM and un-friended her on facebook. Yeah, I know, petty, but I was hurt and angry. Still toying with the idea of forwarding her original email back to her saying something like "Seriously? What. The. Fuck?" Long story short, I shouldn't have said anything at all to her then she wouldn't have been able to spin my words because there wouldn't have been any words for her to spin, unless she made them up, which she might have done. Who the fuck knows?
On the upside I do trust Darling Husband to color my hair which he did for me last night. He's been doing it for me for so many years that I can't even count them now. I don't remember. It is copper penny red and beautiful. Thank you Darling Husband. I love you.