Friday, September 09, 2005

tug of war

Since I lack a close friend at work right now, I notice I either spend most of my time alone or mingle with other people. Being alone is the least of my worries since I am used to that and I like being alone sometimes.

I notice that people really are grouped together-- whether they hang out most of the time or they have similar interests. I mean if a person is introduced in a group, the tendency is for this person to hang out with another one whom he/she could relate to most, or be included in a group of people who spend most time together. That or the person ends up alone and makes everyone else just an acquaintance. I just learned that the team where I belong also has these subgroups, as I call it. So if I'm not alone, I usually either hang out with the entire team or hang out in one subgroup or another. Now, the difficult part is that I seem to be stuck in a middle of a misunderstanding-bordering-to-animosity issue between the two subgroups. One group will tell me one thing and the other will tell me another. Each has its own reasons and I really don't want to weigh them. I felt as if I had to take sides, but honestly I don't want to. I don't like to work in a place where people don't get along or act like hypocrites with each other.

It feels like I'm in the middle of a tug of war and it is really hard not to fall on one side.


Barbara Taylor said...

Hi, I'd like permission to use your Tug of War graphic from this page

Thanks :)


Karen Kristie Sumortin said...

Hello! I think I also Googled this picture. It was such a long time ago, I forgot already but yeah, you may use it. =)