I am a baby, a cry baby. There is no denying it, and I hate it. I loathe it all day. It just is incredibly inconvenient to me to be such a cry baby. Today at work we were talking about the ins and outs of forming a board for an appeal that needs to be heard. I made a suggestion about one way of selecting members for this group, and this guy just said to me, “What the hell does that have to do with anything?” I was stunned. I felt metaphorically slapped. Trust me, I recognize that most peeps aren’t as sensitive as I am.

Then I had to wait while my boss spent 25 minutes talking with a co-worker about the tragedy of her Christmas tree falling over this weekend. She saw me waiting outside her door, and waved me into her office, but then proceeded to continue this personal conversation with a coworker for nearly a half hour! If I had known it would take that long I would have gone back to my desk. I was just waiting to see if she had any guidance on how to get the damn thing done. Well, by the time I was able to ask her my question about the stupid issue I just started getting all teary. I did not realize that I was still upset by the dumb guy’s comment, and that’s what probably got me teary. But … Ugh!!! I really hate that, especially since I know that she looks down on people who cry. She does not care for it. She treated me fine, but it blows that I’ve heard her make disparaging remarks about people who cry. It just feels humiliating.

It probably did not help that she had me stand there for nearly a half hour while she yammered about something else with a coworker.  Still, I wish I was less sensitive. When things like this happen I start to feel like I’m in elementary school again, and even the teachers called me a cry baby.

I wish I had a STOP THE LEAKING button any time I start feeling like I am going to cry, but don’t want to cry. Such a thing would be incredibly handy to me.

4 thoughts on “STOP THE LEAKING

  1. I can cry very easily not only when I upset, but also as an anger/frustration reaction – which means that if I start crying because I am upset and then I get angry at myself it just starts a loop. Horrible thing, really.

  2. You just be you….you’re just more emotional and easily hurt than the next guy. Nothing wrong with that. Wish people would not be as insensitive as your two co-workers but that’s how it is unfortunately. Huge hug and much love, B. Be strong. I cry too if that helps 🙂 Cheer up. You ain’t no cry baby.

  3. It’s funny, I won’t cry in therapy at all, but I have experiences like you are mentioning all the time. Sometimes outright sobbing. But in the therapy room? Nada.

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