Last week I received an apology. I met someone new and I asked a question, and their response was condescending and rude. I was so shocked by the response that I didn’t have a comeback. But days later I was still upset about what was said to me. A few days later I saw the person again. And not at first opportunity, but before the day was done, the person apologized. They acknowledge that my question was legitimate, and that their response was not.
I had told a few people the details of the conversation, and how upset I was about the situation. I have a contact who could have discussed it with the person, or I could have let them know after the fact how upset I was. But the person apologized. So I’m glad I didn’t share the ugly details with the world. I can’t quite forgive and forget, but I won’t be holding a grudge.
When someone makes you mad, do you confront them right away? Do you wait for them to apologize?