Ever feel like a doormat? Like everyone is trampling all over you, using you to wipe their wet shoes, stompin off the snow, and just when you think it can’t get any worse, someone comes wiping nasty shit all over you. Well, today is the day ladies (and gentlemen if this applies. I am not gender discriminate!) to declare what your doormat slogan is and to stick to it! No more: “Welcome!” or “Come on In!” or “Our House!” or “Cheers!”
SCREW those doormat sayings.
“Use the Sidewalk BITCHES!”
“Step on me and die!”
“I’d rethink that!”
Personally, I’m going to go with “Closed” or “Use the Sidewalk Bitches!”
Just because you love someone or are friends with someone does not give them the right to treat you crappy or take advantage of what you have to offer. Stand up for your own self respect, and also part of your self care. Don’t let people get away with it. If you let them get away with it, then they continue to do it. You have to know when to say enough is enough.
Time to stop being a “Welcome!” doormat and become a “Closed!” doormat. It will hurt the first few times and some people will forget that the sign changed and may take that step anyway, but then you correct them, and after a while, it will be respected, YOU will be respected, and you will feel better too!
Now…. for this Hot Mess to take her own advice. Always so easy to dish out, but never so easy to put into action……
First published 5-13-08 but seemed fitting for a repost.