I found myself in the position of dealing with a habitually contentious person. You know the type...regardless of the discussion, idea, process, these people always need to be argumentative and condescending just for the sake of being so. Sadly, you pretty much anticipate any interaction with said person will beg you to gird your loins 'cuz you're goin' in.
Now, understand, if it is me or my ideas being called into question, I may get annoyed, but I will try to see if there is something I need to take away. This was much, much worse. It was against someone I really care about. Who was not there to defend himself. Not a wise avenue for the contentious one to travel.
I hate to admit this. I REALLY hate to admit this (due to my utter disdain for the
Truth be told, I did not play into the clutches of the contentious one. I refused to give the satisfaction; the high road has a much better view.
But if anyone can tell me why some feel the need to behave this way, tearing down others and their ideas with their pseudo-superiority and nasally voices, I'd love to hear it. In the meantime, they-who-shall-not-be-named should be glad I am so discreet.