With what I do, I deal with stupid people alllll the time but you know, I take everything in stride, sometimes laugh (in my head) and move on. That's my general attitude towards everything as I don't find life is worth wasting time on really rude people BUT here is my venting.
I went to the barn a couple nights ago. Now at that barn is this horse who boards a stud there, this individual owns this horse ok. Now he isn't anything fancy. Cute markings and is VERY well behaved. Now this owner will essentially, vocally say "woah" every time he blinks, repositions his hind end for resting, sniff something etc etc...she is an experience horse owner but she wants to make sure that anyone who's in the barn at that time, will know that it's a stallion. Turn ALL attention to him/herself and the bloody horse(tho this horse is so quiet, a child could lead him).
The way this owner acts and behaves just drives me nuts. Always acting as tho he/she is better than everyone else in the barn and what ticked me off, made a very rude comment the other night. Something along the lines of "why would you own a Canadian if you want to win in the hunter ring" and all in that same phrase put down a new rider(an middle aged rider) who just bought a cute little horse (a mutt, not very attractive I must say) who is learning how to ride. I bit my tongue and said nothing. I worked with my horse whom I always tie in the aisle instead of using a standing stall. I do that if this owner is around as I understand he/she would be better off having it because of the stallion situation. But you know what, after that night I don't know why I did it and will honestly not give it a second thought from now on. I've come to realise I use the same board as everyone else and I'm going to quit thinking about others (as bad as it sounds) and deal with people like that, to make it easier for them.
Also! To add on to this, this owner was out in the ring riding (never does more than a walk and sometimes will actually trot) while I was working with my boy in the arena. I had been there for about 20 or so mins before this owner came in with the stud. Shortly after getting on this owner asked if my guy was stallion as this owner's horse was "freaking out" (all that was happening was his ears were pointed forward *rolls eyes* he wasn't doing anything) because my guy was being walked around the ring. I politely answered no. Out of courtesy to this owner, I walked my horse out of the arena as I figured it would be easier for her "freaking out" horse (again *rolls eyes*).
Why do I do this? I am honestly WAY TO NICE and I need to learn to say no, learn that I deserve just as much as everyone else.
Stables will always have people like that especially in the Hunter world but how do you guys handle it, what kind of horror stories do YOU all have?