Friday, September 15, 2006

Does it Really Matter?

I found myself in a heated argument with a coworker this morning over something trivial. We each have very valid reasons for believing we are right and I do know where she is coming from. (No, this is not one of those situations where we could both be right.) I should have just let it go. It would not have cost me anything to say "OK, you must be right" and walk away. Instead I dug my heals in and wouldn't let it go. I wasn't insulting, I did not raise my voice but I may have been a little sarcastic. She got very upset and said some things that I found very insulting. If I had just walked away we could have each gone on thinking we were right and no one's feelings would have been hurt; I would not still be angry several hours later (and I'm betting she is too.)

If it turns out that I am wrong I will apologize to her. If it turns out that I am right I will just keep my mouth shut and let it die.

No matter how it turns out, I'm sure our working relationship will be strained for awhile.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, I am sorry. I think you must be a kind person, for this to be still bothering you. I am hoping it turns out to be nothing and you can forget it in a day or so!!