Thursday, 25 October 2012
A little self examination to start the day...
I had someone ask me to do something yesterday. Something I really don’t want to do. It’s not just a simple “I don’t want to” either. It’s more like not wanting to because it goes against my principles.
I just can’t see myself stepping over my own line in the sand to do something like this for anyone, much less someone who is only a casual acquaintance. Which explains a lot; because anyone who knows me well knows that I wouldn’t do this thing.
So what’s the big task? Well, being that it’s not my business to air in detail, all I can say is it’s something that, if I do it, will have me guilty of several things on my “Never Do This” list. Things like lying and interfering in a marriage. It’s not going to happen.
So, all that’s got me wondering and trying to examine myself through the eyes of a casual acquaintance. What have I said or done that would lead him to believe I would do what he’s asking? True, he gave me an out in the instance that I didn’t feel comfortable. But, now I’m left with the uncomfortable task of saying no and explaining why the answer is no. When, truth be told, if I were always portraying myself as the person I claim to be, he would have known the answer without having to ask. Right?
Posted by Erica Tomlin