If you've read this blog for any amount of time, you probably know that I'm pretty much a straight shooter. I call it like I see it. There aren't a lot of lines to read between when I'm involved. What you see is pretty much what you get.
Call it simple. Call it a simple upbringing from a simple and very small town. Whatever. I don't care. It is what it is.
When it's knitting related you know that I'm honest about my madd, crazy, and not always on the up and up skillz. I'm okay with my mistakes and knitting issues. In fact, I relish the fact that I make mistakes. That's how I freakin' learn...
My professional life is an entirely different thing. I do not so much relish the mistakes there. I strive to be and do the best that my abilities will allow and provide. And I am generally respected for that and I am well networked. To the other end of that, I'm a pretty tough cookie at work and I don't mess around with those who are less than competent. Recently; however, I have found that I have been met with a force with whom should be reckoned. Someone who likes to play the games and act like a fake @ss. Someone who reeks of incompetence and self-proclaimed superiority, but tries to act like your best friend.
Lately, I have been the targeted "best friend." And I'm not quite sure how to handle this as this person is one of the big cheeses. And this is totally outside of my "it is what it is" comfort zone. Any advice? Have any of you ever been in this situation?
Any advice you can offer is deeply appreciated. And then some!!!!