"Don’t you dare threaten me!" I said fearlessly, composed. He started back a step and was frustrated again, "Well what do you suggest I do?!"
"I suggest you march yourself back to your desk across the alley and wait your turn. We average a 4 hour response time, so I don’t want to hear from you before that expires!"
From then on, he always treated me with utmost respect. I don’t know what makes people expect what they’re not entitled to or that they can circumvent all established rules and get their way. It doesn’t work on me.
I don’t like confrontation, and am generally fearful of men and aggression. In normal conversation I stumble all over my words. But when someone is so totally out of line, I become authoritative and unflinchingly courageous. My thoughts and words are expressed clear as crystal and sharp as a sword. The fear disappears completely when I become indignant. Where does that come from? It is not a defensive move, because my concern is not for myself, but for the truth and for the sake of what is right. I feel a desperate need to correct the great wrong being committed.