“It’s like being Chris Rock or something,” I told the soldier. “You’re standing there trying to do your job and you have one bastard that just constantly heckles you. Obviously you have to get rid of the person. Or in this case, say you’re at work. You’re just at your job and someone comes up to you says, gee you look angry. You’re so angry today.”
“Yeah, they say gee. You really ought to do something about that anger of yours…”
“At that point, I’d punch the son of a bitch,” he said.
“Yeah, and when you do, they say see! See that anger of yours? That’s a passive aggressive and I absolutely hate dealing with them. They go around pissing people off and acting innocent and you just want to knock them to kingdom come.”
“No one has ever done that to me. I’ve seen people do it though. If someone ever did that to me I’d put my fist through their face and that would be the end of it…”
Liz Greene wrote about someone like this in one of her books. The guy knocks on her door late at night, wanting to have a conversation about this or that… peace. She says no and he tells her she is an angry person. She really ought to do something about the anger she is carrying around.
My friend, Ben told me once that he’d found he could deal with pretty much anyone. “Whatever their problem, I can deal with it except the passive aggressive. “Those people, I just cannot stand.” I agree with Ben.