Sunday, February 19, 2012

Narcissism Accusation

An employee at my gym jumped into the elevator as the doors were closing and they popped back open. (Yes, my gym has an elevator. And I use it, but only to go from the 9th floor to the first.) It's a slow elevator, and I never hesitate to stick my arm in the closing door to get it to open back up. I never thought about it too much, but I suppose it's something of an inconvenience for everyone already in the elevator. This guy who dove into the elevator joined me and a woman. The lady tore into him with something about how he was slowing the rest of us down (She meant me, as I was the only other person in it.). She called him a narcissist and said, and I'm not exaggerating, "Aww, mommy didn't love you enough?" Then she said, "You put the 'n' in narcissism." And I thought, what does that even mean? So I said out loud, "What does that even mean?" (Like I said, it's a slow elevator.) She turned to focus her glare on me instead, and at that moment the elevator shuddered to a halt, but the doors did not open. I thought, please don't let me get stuck in the elevator with this woman. So I said, "Are we stuck?" After a few moments the doors opened, and thank god. It would have been like a steel cage death match in there.

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