Breathing Fire

I wrote a whole angry, full blown ranting post about this the day I created the group. That day however, happened to be the day the SUBMIT button didn't work on EP so I guess it was a sign.

I have had my revenge though so I'm satisfied. LOL.

My friend thinks I am one of the best manipulators and while I don't agree with him, I do think I can recognize manipulators a mile away and can see through most manipulative mechanisms. And boy, do they get my goat big time. I hate, hate, hate it when people think they can fool me into doing what they want.

A couple of days ago, I also ran into someone who tried to pressure me into doing something I hadn't decided on. Ugh, the mere idea that I should submit to such made me breathe fire. The person might think of himself clever, using the phrasings he did, nudging me the way he did but it just really raised my hackles.

I guess it is the Sagittarius in me. The recurring theme I read about this sign so far is that we first and foremost balk at any attempt to control and bind us. On reflection, I do see that some of the balking I did were irrational but what can I say - I really, really hate being told what to do, especially when it is someone I barely know.
june1999 june1999
31-35, F
9 Responses Jul 22, 2010

I'm a Libra and I don't like being manipulated into going along with what someone else had planned & to do with my time, like my life isn't important enough, no, they must make these kinds of decisions for me. Paleeeeeeeeeze! Get over yourself already!

True. I do see it though as Libras are about balance, as in: Your life? What about my life?

While Sags are: Whaaat? No, goodbye. And then we gallop off into the sunset. LOL

Thanks for commenting, Jim. It'd be sooo much easier if people just respect each other and be straight when they want things.<br />
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I always get what I want by being straight; why run around things? When being straight doesn't get you what you want then it's not meant to be, or you just gotta find it somewhere else.<br />
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Love your username, by the way, long live happiness :-)

I like that phrase, nip it in the bud :)

Look who's talking, strawberry hair.<br />
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True. It's sooo much better to cut off such people from our lives as soon as they are identified.

Sagittarius huh? I knew something about you reminded me of a horses ***! : )<br />
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It sounds like I missed all the fun but I know what you mean. I can't stand being around people like this. It reminds me too much of my ex-wife. I think it's best to just stay away from them once they've been identified.

I agree that it's one of the most difficult things we learn in life, Wall: How to say No to people.<br />
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I notice though that it's easier for guys to do so, I hope the same applies to you! :)

I agree june. Today i flatly refused to help a "friend". All he ever does is ask things. Even if i'm not in a state to solve things for him and confirm. I don't generally refuse people but i think i should practise it more. Nice post!

Beside is way better, S. I am not sure about how my [bleep] look in these pants I'm wearing right now :D

You stick to your guns missy.... you have a lot of friends behind you, or I should say, beside you..LOL