Today I was chatting with my co-worker S. about holding grudges. I am one such holder. I think everyone is to a degree â€” except maybe those who meditate.
If you cross me â€” or really just disrespect me â€” I won’t forget it.
I won’t do anything untoward, of course. I am always polite and I will remain civil and professional.
But we won’t be chatting it up. We won’t be having lunch. I won’t ask about your pets or about your recent vacation.
I won’t go out of my way to make anything you need to do easier, either â€” unless it is to my advantage.
Really, I am just like everyone else in your office. But I’m probably nicer.
How unexpectedly Machiavellian.