When I was a younger, my mother used to always say, "You're better than that. Rise above it." It could mean anything, but usually it meant the petty nonsense that comes along with adolescence. It's been a long time since I had to think that to myself, but today I had to. Sometimes you just have to leave it by the side of the road. Yes, I will still tilt at windmills and believe that what people promote is what they should be, but the reality is that this is not always the case. Does it piss me off? Hell, yeah! But is it worth the time to write an email explaining how much what happened is unacceptable? No.
So tonight, I repeat the mantra my mother used to always say to me and hope that my Don Quixote impersonation is a very temporary thing, as I strive to remember that what we put out into the universe comes back to us.