A Letter to Those Who React With Anger

Dear _,

You know who you are.

Look, I get it. I do. You’re just trying to get stuff done but there’s a better way to do it than making a huge fucking deal about it.

You need me (or anyone else, for that matter) to do something? Fucking ask us.

Don’t expect us to read your mind.

Also, we don’t expect you to accomodate us. It’s appreciated, sure. But we can still take care of our own shit. In that vein, don’t expect us to do something when you literally haven’t given us any clue that you want us to do it.

Again, we’re not fucking mind readers.

Also, when you ask us to do something, ASK. Don’t get pissed right off the bat. And don’t misinterpret everything as attitude. You’re annoyed, yes, but don’t act on those twisted emotions and lash out.

I’m so sick of this.

It’s been going on for so long and you know what, I never said a word.

I just took it because that was what was expected of me.

On that note, don’t pull this shit then wonder why we’re annoyed and don’t want to talk to you.

You don’t need to react with anger. Take a step back and ask yourself this, “Is this really worth the energy of being angry?”

If the answer is no, which most of the time it is, then take a minute and let those feelings go.

Everything can (and probably will) get so much better if you just stop for a second.

You have no idea how much I want to say this to your face but I know my voice will shake, my stutter will return, and I’ll just cry. I put these feelings into words because that’s the only way I know how to communicate now.

One one hand, I hate it. I hate that I can’t vocalize these thoughts.

But on the other hand, I know it gives everyone a chance to cool off and look at things objectively.

I’m not trying to throw attitude, the same way I know you’re not trying to be mean or angry.

But you need to listen to us. Especially when we think we don’t have a voice.

Sincerely yours,

_

Hello World,

This was written at the peak of emotion so maybe it isn’t as eloquent as it could be but that doesn’t change the fact that I mean every word. It’s hard to deal with someone whose immediate instinct it to react with anger. If you’re one of these people or at least think you’re one of these people, maybe take a step back and cool down. And to those of you who have one of these people in your life, I know what it’s like. There’s really no easy way to deal with them and even talking can be a difficult task to accomplish, especially if their anger lingers.

Good luck and until next time,

Miss Misfit

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