Question of the Day – No. 451

How do you handle other people’s mistakes that directly affect you?

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    1. Saaaame. Hey last night my upstairs neighbors clogged the drain on the washer and caused water to cascade down my living room wall. No one was murdered. I feel like I am progressing as a person.

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  1. If someone else’s mistakes directly affected me…if they were habitual, I would cut them off because I can only do so much to help them out of said mistake, but done too many times just mean they’re a messy person and thrive in drama or loose planning.

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  2. With patience…I take into a account that everyone makes mistakes. My problem is that I have trouble voicing that someone is making a mistake that is affecting me. I usually just try and work around it. Which is probably not the healthiest approach.

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  3. 𝙸 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚗𝚔 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚔𝚎𝚢 𝚠𝚘𝚛𝚍 𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚎 𝚒𝚜 “𝚖𝚒𝚜𝚝𝚊𝚔𝚎”. 𝙸𝚏 𝙸 𝚏𝚎𝚎𝚕 𝚜𝚘𝚖𝚎𝚘𝚗𝚎 𝚐𝚎𝚗𝚞𝚒𝚗𝚎𝚕𝚢 𝚖𝚊𝚍𝚎 𝚊 𝚖𝚒𝚜𝚝𝚊𝚔𝚎, 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚗 𝚊𝚌𝚔𝚗𝚘𝚠𝚕𝚎𝚍𝚐𝚎𝚜 𝚒𝚝 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚝𝚛𝚒𝚎𝚜 𝚝𝚘 𝚌𝚘𝚛𝚛𝚎𝚌𝚝 𝚒𝚝, 𝙸 𝚝𝚛𝚢 𝚝𝚘 𝚋𝚎 𝚐𝚛𝚊𝚌𝚒𝚘𝚞𝚜. 𝚆𝚎 𝚊𝚕𝚕 𝚜𝚌𝚛𝚎𝚠 𝚞𝚙. 𝙷𝚘𝚠𝚎𝚟𝚎𝚛, 𝚒𝚏 𝚜𝚘𝚖𝚎𝚘𝚗𝚎 𝚖𝚊𝚗𝚒𝚙𝚞𝚕𝚊𝚝𝚎𝚜 𝚊 𝚜𝚒𝚝𝚞𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗, 𝚘𝚛 𝚒𝚗𝚜𝚞𝚕𝚝𝚜 𝚖𝚢 𝚒𝚗𝚝𝚎𝚕𝚕𝚒𝚐𝚎𝚗𝚌𝚎 𝚋𝚢 𝚊𝚌𝚝𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚕𝚒𝚔𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚢 “𝚍𝚒𝚍𝚗’𝚝 𝚔𝚗𝚘𝚠” 𝚠𝚑𝚎𝚗 𝚒𝚝 𝚠𝚊𝚜 𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚕𝚕𝚢 𝚊 𝚙𝚕𝚘𝚢 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚒𝚛 𝚘𝚠𝚗 𝚙𝚎𝚛𝚜𝚘𝚗𝚊𝚕 𝚐𝚊𝚒𝚗, 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝’𝚜 𝚊𝚗𝚘𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚛 𝚜𝚝𝚘𝚛𝚢. 𝚂𝚘 𝚋𝚊𝚜𝚒𝚌𝚊𝚕𝚕𝚢, 𝙸 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚗𝚔 𝚙𝚎𝚘𝚙𝚕𝚎 𝚜𝚑𝚘𝚠 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚒𝚛 𝚝𝚛𝚞𝚎 𝚌𝚘𝚕𝚘𝚛𝚜 𝚒𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚜𝚎 𝚝𝚢𝚙𝚎𝚜 𝚘𝚏 𝚜𝚒𝚝𝚞𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗𝚜, 𝚋𝚘𝚝𝚑 𝚊𝚜 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚙𝚎𝚛𝚜𝚘𝚗 𝚖𝚊𝚔𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚖𝚒𝚜𝚝𝚊𝚔𝚎 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚘𝚗𝚎 𝚛𝚎𝚜𝚙𝚘𝚗𝚍𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚝𝚘 𝚒𝚝. 🕊

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  4. If it’s the first mistake, I’ll give them a pat on the back and let it go. We all make mistakes. The second time, I’ll look on without a word and that’s dangerous because the third time, I’ll rant. My African proverbial tortoise says that same mistake the third time can’t be allowed to pass unnoticed. I forgive anyway.

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  5. Mistakes happen. Is it the server’s fault that the restaurant is out of a menu item, and they didn’t know when they took the oder? No – it’s not that big a deal. When my “birthday cake” plate got broken, well, stuff happens. I was actually more concerned about my husband and the pets then the breakage. When a company did a bait and switch, and said it was MY mistake, and no refunds etc? Well, that meant cancelling the card, returning the merchandise and reporting fraud. It’s all in the context, you know?

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  6. Unfortunately either with angry or disappointment, although i think that I should first try to understand why they did what they did and then react, hopefully i can change that about myself soon 🙌🏼

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  7. Sonder. They have just as many things going on in their lives, as I do. Really, I just try to remember that people are products of their environments. If I’m able to “educate” them, I try to but I’ll mainly, I’ll let it be.

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