It’s been awhile since we strolled the beat! Yes get your lotion out and hit those ashy ankles up because it’s time for today’s pimp lesson! It’s going to be quick and dirty! Today, I will put you on to a special type of toxic coworker! As I mentioned on my last post, my day job is currently exhausting. Not complaining…just stating a fact. I work 12 hours a day with a 3 hours commute! My current work environment is okay but it does have its bad points. I currently work with a lady I shall name Ivy…as in poison ivy! She’s much older than me and you can tell it by the 8 million dents she has in her face!!!! Ivy smiles all the time but I can tell she does not like me. Now pay attention! ??She is always asking me questions and can run down my schedule better than I can. I can tell right off the bat Ivy has no man nor woman waiting at home for her. Her demeanor says she’s bitter…the world swallowed her up and it shows! Instead of getting her life together, she focused on being jealous of other people. How do I know this? Because everything I say…she challenges and puts a negative spin on. For example, I mentioned that I just got my wisdom teeth pulled and she immediately says that some folks love the pain medications because they are addicted to them. I reply…I didn’t take 60% of my pain medications and opted for the pain because my body does not like the feel of pain medications like Percocet and Vicodin! I am no drug addict lady! ✌?Then I said I love going to Vegas and she immediately questions whether I gamble too much! Nope…old hag…I’m not addicted to gambling…don’t even like it. ✌?The most I typically gamble in Vegas is 6 bucks my entire trip! That shocked Ivy. I think it irks her that I carry myself well and I don’t doubt myself. Now you may think I’m jumping to assumptions but if you do not take anything else away from this blog…take this….TRUST YOUR GUT! My intuition tells me that Ivy gets off on playing mind games and thrives off of thinking she is outsmarting everyone. She hangs on to my every word yet discloses very little about herself. As a matter of fact, my other coworker (that sits next to us) avoids speaking with Ivy at all costs. My gut tells me that Ivy is miserable and likes to make others feel the same. The thing that makes her so dangerous is…she does everything with a nasty witch smile! ? I have decided that in the next couple of months, I will limit my interactions with her. And if she does manage to suck me into her negativity…I will simply smile and turn the questions to her (as if I really care about her life lol). Moral of the story is…on the way to pimp street (being a boss or owning your own business) there is no honor among hoes! Most folks have the crab mentality and will try to drag you down! Do not let them encourage you to doubt your work and your life! Keep being confident! No time for poison ivy! ✌???✌?Put that crab where she belongs…at the bottom of the barrel…the place where she earned her position best! ~KJM on Throwback Thursday saying…never get too comfortable in the land of pimps and hoes. No matter how much they smile…remember…it’s a jungle out there! ?