Folks, I’m here to tell you tonight that it does pay to be passive aggressive. All those people telling you it is best to just be “honest” or that you should “get things off your chest” were WRONG!
Case in point: for the last decade I have taught on the straight in arrow. I respond to emails in a timely fashion and proactively call parents.
The last year or so, I’ve been too busy and overwhelmed to do that. So, this means I stopped calling parents unless I have to, and I *gasp* sometimes ignore or delete emails without reading them.
Last semester I got a little annoyed with this lady I work with to get the kids out in the community to teach. So, instead of telling her what my problem is, I ignore her emails to set up another event his year. Passive aggressiveness at it’s best- avoiding confrontation whenever possible.
Tonight, I got an email from her letting me know that I’ve been awarded an outstanding educator award from her organization and could I please send her a headshot of myself?
Mmmmm k. I’m confused, but errr thank you very much, I guess.
I wonder what I did to get that?