Sunday, September 25, 2011

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

It was one of those classic cases of people bitching about you behind your back, and the stories coming back to you with seasoning added. I could have responded, but chose not to sink to the same level as the people perpetuating it.

Met with stony silence, the stories died down, as they eventually will. Except, they thought it was a victory, and decided to don the cloak of martyrdom, and injudiciously fan the flames again. This time, they got what they deserved- strong, unequivocal, but dignified.

When will people learn that silence is not always a sign of weakness?
drabble is a story told in exactly 100 words.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Silence is the best vindication against slader. I think Abraham Lincoln said that.

Tracy Jo said...

It takes a wise soul to be silent. Eventually they will learn...hopefully.

sue said...

Well done - well expressed. I wish others would learn that it's possible to respond to bitching in a dignified manner. I wonder if it's possible to teach this skill?

Jan Morrison said...

I like this a great deal - it has strength - without saying much - the point, neh?

Patricia Stoltey said...

Turning a deaf ear is a very valuable skill, but often difficult to learn.

Margot Kinberg said...

Natasha - It is so true that sometimes silence is the best response. And you're right; it's more often a sign of strength than of weakness. Such a fine Drabble!!


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