Today’s WWYDW, would you gloat or would you let it slide????
I grew up as the middle child in a house with two brothers, we were all equally competitive. It wasn’t unusual for me to volunteer myself “as tribute” to play net for their street hockey escapades, just so that I could play with them. I hated being left out because I was the only girl. I actually got pretty good at net, so good in fact that I toyed with playing hockey, we even went equipment shopping, which is when I learned that I would have to wear a jock/cup protector, and that was the end of my hockey career. Over before it even began.
What I learned by living with two brothers was how to gloat. I became an excellent gloater at any, and every victory I experienced thanks to them. Marrying Yannick, and becoming a mother helped to dial it back, since I now, as a mature sensible woman have realized just how inappropriate it is to brag and pat yourself on the back for winning, or being right at something. But sometimes, on the extremely rare occasion it rears its ugly head.
Like now. I soooooo want to gloat about something that I’ve discovered I’m right about. And it’s pretty big. It’s not just about me, it’s something I’m right about on a municipal level regarding Toronto, and a political decision that was made that I said was a ridiculous decision to begin with. So now here I am, I am actually the living, breathing subject of today’s What Would You Do Wednesday scenario.
Let me ask you friends, if you realized that you were right on a public, political issue with regards to your city would you:
a) Write a blog about it, letting all your readers know, (so gloat), even though you know one of your readers is the son of the Mayor of you city, who is a very good friend, whom you also made a $1000.00 bet with that the pilot project would fail and hope that it reverts back to the way it used to be?
b) Let somebody else tell everybody?
c) Take an ad out in a local paper, to make sure that everybody knows that you were right!!!?
d) Read the news, quietly say to yourself, “I knew it, I just knew it.” And then hope that your local politicians do the right thing and revert back to the way things used to be?
I can’t wait to read where you all stand! Tune into tomorrow for my answer to what I would do, and will do about it.
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