I'm trying, really, to be pleasant. Although my current situation has me wanting to set the record straight with every fiber of my being.
The other day, I was speaking to someone who has tangential power/knowledge of the work I do. She was singing the praises of Problem Child, listing her positive attributes and I quietly said "no, she wasn't" and this person, who I've kept in the dark about the reality that was the nightmare of Problem Child, said "well, I'm sure she could say things about you."
OH DAMN I want to tell her EXACTLY why I would say that Problem child wasn't "wonderful" and "so very organized." But, I'm also trying to tell myself to take the high ground. That I survived the experience should be enough. That it's petty at this point. That I should be pleasant rather than right.
It is better to be pleasant than right? Right?
At least I know that the Old Woman would applaud me in my keeping quiet, thus far.