My Skirmish at the House of Rowse
After my skirmish over at the house of Rowse yesterday I’m feeling a little shell shocked but none the worse for wear… I think.
I never intended for it to happen. Honest! I just left an innocuous comment (or so I thought) and then BOOM, the hammer came down. Punches started flying, bodies were mangled and relationships shattered.
I have a couple of observations to make from this. In the field of mediation this is what we call being entrenched in a position (i.e. a fancy term for denial and cover-up) despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary.
It was also very revealing when he said he didn’t like my parody of his friends. Reading between the lines this was not a case of my being too “negative“, but rather his not wanting to hear a different point of view than the cheering section.
It’s also a classic case of having no sense of humour and taking oneself too seriously.
So all things considered the backlash from Darren might not be surprising, but is certainly disappointing. Nevertheless, no hard feelings as far as I’m concerned.
How do these things happen? How did the Bloke fair? You tell me.
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