Someone I know bad-mouthed me recently. They did it stealthily, in a place and way that they probably thought I'd never catch on to.
I am so much smarter than that, dear bad-mouther. I catch everything. Every damn thing.
That's a pretty weak tactic, in my book.
Next time, how about you say it to my face?
I'd even accept an e-mail.
This person deserves to get called out. Loudly.
But, that's not going to happen right now.
I'll save it, wrap it up in a pretty bow and set it aside for just the right occasion.
Despite my instincts, and despite what I want to say, I'm leaving it at this.
Vague, passive-aggressive venting.