Posted by Larry Hoover on May 5, 2006, at 7:12:00
In reply to Re: I didn't cry today and I've got another interv » ClearSkies, posted by TexasChic on May 4, 2006, at 20:53:30
> I go outside at lunch so I don't have to see everyone order in (intentionally leaving me out) and eat it in front of me.
Do you feel the emotional trap in that sentence?
People group themselves by unnatural means, e.g. the random collection that came to be you and your co-workers, or by other undefined criteria. However it is that this other group has formed, it has formed such that you are not a charter member (it was there before you were). Nor, apparently, are you a potential member. I sense much of your emotion arises from the way you frame the current situation. You aren't a member of that group, yet you keep letting yourself expect to receive member's benefits. That, my dear TC, is entirely up to you.
All the best on your new job opportunities. New job means new people. New groups. New opportunities to try new thinking.