You ever innocently sent a letter off, asking someone you don’t know personally a question, thinking it’s all fine and dandy and get a kick in the gut and an ‘Eff You’ back? Ya, I hadn’t either, until recently. I think that I’ve been completely un-aware about how touchy people are about information.
I think information is great, I think ‘the truth will set you free’. I didn’t realize, or I was completely naive, that some people fear information. Doesn’t that make you go ‘huh’? Or am I the crazy one? In the words of Ariel, The Little Mermaid, “Ask some questions and get some” – slammed doors, slammed phones, angry looks, bitchy emails, etc and so forth, not apparently, answers.
In my mind, if you ask a question that should be a no brainer to answer, and you get a volatile response there is only a handful of reasons why.
1.) The person is a naturally defensive and insecure person, I have un-knowingly intimidated them.
2.) The person is trying to hide something they are not proud of having done, or being associated with.
3.) The person doesn’t know the answer, and is therefore embarrassed. (See also, reason 1.)
4.) Perhaps I was too blunt in asking the question, and the person is intimidated.(See also, reason 1.)
5.) The person is high, and or intoxicated.
None of these are good enough reasons to act like a horses ass. Yet stunningly, people still do. What is with this wild and crazy world?
-…”Drunk, if you like; so much the worse for those who fear wine, for it is because they have bad thoughts which they are afraid the liquor will extract from their hearts”.
The Count Of Monte Cristo, by Alexander Dumas
6.) I am being overly defensive, slightly insecure, and therefore reacting wrongly to the answer which may have been Innocent in nature…. nah!