An excerpt from The Book Of Bobby Maximus (Verse 1, Chapter 7):

I usually don’t make these Sermons personal but today I will.

Last night I was at a party and one of the people there decided to take a couple of passive aggressive shots at me.

My first instinct was to say something back to this person but I didn’t. I took the high road. It wasn’t worth stooping to his level.

The reality though is if I would have called him out or I would have said something back and caused a scene then I would have been the “asshole”.

So I have a few things to say.

One, why is it okay for people to take passive aggressive shots at others? What, because you’re insecure or have some issue with your own happiness you can take it out on others? That’s acceptable?

Two, if I would have called him out or said something back or questioned his behavior in front of the group then I would have been the bad guy. How does that work? Its okay for someone to take a shot at me or make some snide remark but the moment I call them out or deal with it in a straight forward manner then I’d be the one causing the problem? I’d be perceived as the jerk or the aggressive one? That is bullshit.

I am proud of myself for showing restraint but I want to make one thing clear. If you have something to say just say it. Be straightforward. Don’t hide behind some passive aggressive comment that you can twist in your favor later. It’s a behavior I can’t stand.

Just say what you mean and live with the repercussions of what your words bring about. In other words own your shit. That or don’t say anything at all and just shut the fuck up.

Nobody really wants to hear what you say anyway…