On being strong
I'm really going to have to work on appearing more sensitive to the people around me. I used to think it was a compliment when people told me how strong they thought I was, but I'm beginning to realize that it's just a convenient little way for people to justify saying horribly insensitive and rude comments to you. Like it's okay. Because you can take it. Sometimes you can't though. And sometimes those little comments that sneak out make you want to cry all day at your desk between payrolls.
Any strength that I exhibited today was merely in keeping myself from punching her in the throat with my foot.