Are you pleasant?

Mudcat

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I am quite pleasant. It hasn't always been that way but I am now. I am very patient and helpful. I don't jump on people for mistakes and talk to them like they are stupid like I see so many people do. I don't try to teach people a lesson. I am generally a force for harmony.

I am definitely less pleasant on the internets than in real life. The internets are a strange beast. But even then, I don't think I am too unpleasant.

I used to be very unpleasant in my drugging days and even the first few years of getting clean. I felt pretty crappy about myself and that was projected outward. But over the decades that has changed.

My girlfriend is not always pleasant. She can be quick to get snippy with neighbours and customer service people and whatnot.

She sometimes talks to me like I am a sucker for being so pleasant with fuck-ups and people with attitude. Like I am letting myself be taken advantage of. That's not true. I am assertive and even aggressive when the situation calls for it. But I have found that I get better results in most situations with pleasantness.

Anyway, I am not pleasant for calculated, results-oriented reasons. I think I just feel okay enough that I default to pleasant.



Are you pleasant?
 

kato

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yes for the most part

frustrated with work for the past 3 weeks though

but yes
 

Mudcat

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I am not perfectly pleasant. I had a situation recently with the book Bet Canadian where I got a little short.

I phone them up and someone answers the phone: "Bet Canadian. Can I have your account number please?"

I sez, "BC123."

Clerk sez: "Excuse me? Is that VC as in Victor Charles?"

I sez, "No. BC as in Bet Canadian."

Clerk sez: "PC as in Peter Charles?"

I sez, a little snippy now, "No BC as in Bet Canadian as in the name of the company you work for which you just said when you answered the phone."



Don't all their account numbers start with BC? I guess maybe not. Anyway, that was me not at my most pleasant.
 

Matty

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I am pleasantly more pleasant in person. So yes across the line.
 

rito

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I am not perfectly pleasant. I had a situation recently with the book Bet Canadian where I got a little short.

I phone them up and someone answers the phone: "Bet Canadian. Can I have your account number please?"

I sez, "BC123."

Clerk sez: "Excuse me? Is that VC as in Victor Charles?"

I sez, "No. BC as in Bet Canadian."

Clerk sez: "PC as in Peter Charles?"

I sez, a little snippy now, "No BC as in Bet Canadian as in the name of the company you work for which you just said when you answered the phone."



Don't all their account numbers start with BC? I guess maybe not. Anyway, that was me not at my most pleasant.

All the bookmaker/cris/dsi books share the same customer service idiots. Now, i don't believe any of their accounts start with VC or PC, though.
 

Mudcat

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I get that but this person answered the phone, "Bet Canadian." He must have known he was dealing with Bet Canadian at that moment.

Ah, it's probably more complicated than I imagine. There is no excuse for my behavior.

I was more beast than man.
 

Fu Manchu

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muddy yuo need to let the anger out. dont bottle that shit up. there is no excuse for always being pleasant.
 

rito

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I am quite pleasant in person. But online, not so much. And definitely not with stupid sportsbook people.
 

Fu Manchu

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are you pleasant after a 6 hour supermarket run?

:durito:

also you dont seem pleasant in this smiley:

:suegragloria:
 

rito

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That's why I vent online.

However, I've eliminated the supermarket trips. And I've mostly eliminated the wicked witch, at least from my life. My poor daughter gets to see her all day everyday.
 

Mudcat

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muddy yuo need to let the anger out. dont bottle that shit up. there is no excuse for always being pleasant.


There is wisdom in your words - in principle. Back in my drugging days I was full of anger and bottling everything up - and it was not a good thing. I would have periodic explosions. One time I reached the boiling point and I attacked a guy. It was lucky I didn't have a weapon - because I would have killed him and I could be spending the rest of my life in jail right now. It was even more lucky he didn't have a weapon because I was completely messed up and the guy turned the tables on me really fast and, instead of me just taking a beating, I could be spending the rest of my life dead.

But I'm not bottling anything now. I have learned how to deal with anger. Like this:

:mudcat: