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  • One Up's People

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    25 posts, 16 voices, 873 views, started May 16, 2010

    Posted on Sunday, May 16, 2010 by Denise Richardson




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      What is it with some people? Why is it that some feel they have to try to out do others? Why not just be who you really are and not worry about trying to be better than someone else. There is this chick at work who always seems to butt into other people's conversations and no matter what the conversation is about she always has a story just like it. She is so annoying and no one can stand to be around her for along. She will cut into your conversations and just take them over and everytime she has to ONE-UP you. If you say you have a Linclon she'll say she has a Mercedes, if you say you have a sauna in your home she'll say she has a workout room with a built-in sauna in it, get my drift?
      She is such a trip why do people like this think anyone else care about what they have? Or cares to hear their fantasies made up in their heads?

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          Denise Richardson wrote May 16, 2010
        • And to think I have to work with her tomorrow tongue out/=



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          Tamra wrote May 16, 2010
        • Ha!  Reminds me of the Penelope Morris skits on SNL! She’s the gal that’s always got something bigger and better than everyone else in the meeting.  Here’s one—-

          www.hulu.com/watch/11931/saturday-night-live-penelope—traffic-school



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          Vikki Hall wrote May 16, 2010
        • Well let me just tell you about my mercedes and my BMW! And those are just my run around daily cars....

          Just Kidding! I’m a FORD girl all the wayheart

          And yes I do hate the one uppers and the last word freaks (I say that with love as my youngest is called the last word freak in our family).....grrrr.....

          Oh yeah and I have a gym, with a sauna AND a pool!!!!

          NOT!



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          Wookiemom09 wrote May 16, 2010
        • Vikki - ROTFL

          Neicy - you are correct about this.  I work with a Penelope so I try to keep my comparasion stories down to keep her in check.  She sent a group e-mail asking if we were upset with each other as we don’t chat as a group because of her story telling.



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          Allinet48 wrote May 18, 2010
        • Do not like Penelope’s-but I’m an understated gal. I do live on a farm you know. (And no we do not have pigs,chickens,goats......only 2 dogs, a cat and some angus half breed cattle taken in trade.)   happy



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          Denise Richardson wrote May 18, 2010
        • LOL Vikki, you‘re a hot mess! But girrrrrrrrrrrrl she bugs me and the others to no end. We try to be compassionate with her but it truly doesn’t work, she has gotten the drift lately though since no one talks to her or around her so she has been quiet lately, don’t know how long this is going to last though lol.



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          Mary Clark wrote May 18, 2010
        • Neicy....we have a lady at work that really doesn’t try to one up you but she knows everything about everything.  It drives us all nuts!!!  She tries to act like she is really good at what she does but some of us who are learning her job...are finding out she is not as good as she had led everyone to think she was.

          People who are like that are very insecure!  This girl you work with is insecure.  If you have to have all that to make yourself look good or to one up on everyone...then you are a very sad person.  

          We also had a girl that if you were sick or not feeling well...she would then say she didn’t feel good.  If you said your head hurt...all of a sudden her head would hurt.  So I got to where i would just make stuff up to see what she would say....LOL....and then we would all laugh.  

          HOw I would handle Penelope...would be to just laugh when she started her stuff.  Maybe one day...make something up that you have ...and see what she says...LOL..estaticestatic



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          Mz. Queen wrote May 18, 2010
        • Tell her to bring pictures the next time she wants to sharetongue out



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          Denise Richardson wrote May 18, 2010
        • happyHello Mary, my other co-worker Amanda suggested that we do start making up stories just to see what she says but what she says isn'tthe issue its her (((((MOUTH))))) she goes on non stop! I just hate when she jumps into your conversations and take them over too! She is just annoying and yes we all know she is very insecure, and has no social life outside of work, and home we do try to be understanding but she is just plain ole stupid not to get our hints as to when to be quite, but like I said I think she is finally getting it now.



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          Denise Richardson wrote May 18, 2010
        • LOL, thats a great idea Mz. Queen. I see you changed you name lol. Alllllllllll righty then lol.



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          Mztracy wrote May 18, 2010
        • I love the one-uppers!!  

          I always say, after it happens, ‘Wow, it would be soooo much cooler to be you!” and smile!



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          Cristina Corral wrote May 18, 2010
        • I have a family member that does this ALL of the time!  She knows everything and everyone!  She has lived it, done it, talked it and walked it.  Everytime she is coming to a family gathering, the little snide talk begins of “oh no, here comes, so and so“.  I say it too, because I am just so sick of it.

          My mom says that she does it because she is very, very lonely and wants to fit in.  She is bi-polar, definitely.  Whenever I have to call her for something, the second she answers the phone I am thinking, why did I call her???  lol

          She is very nice and considerate about many things but as Neicy said, it’s her MOUTH that just won’t close!



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          Lisa Brown wrote May 18, 2010
        • I had an old boss like this. Whenever anyone told a story and you came to a part that she could relate to her eyes would kinna glaze over and as soon as you took a breath she started up.  I missed a few days because I had bronchitis and then the flu and she got so mad at me she would bring it up every chance she got.  Then she took a week off for laryngitis!  She would come in late, then leave early and still take an hr lunch and go shopping...lol.  Kind of a “do as I say, not as I do” type of boss!



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          KRIS JULIN wrote May 18, 2010
        • One of the things I do not tolerate is people interrupting a conversation, it is just plan rude and disrespectful. I usually say please do not interrupt, please wait your turn to speak.  You do not need to stoop to her level or make anything up.  That actually may embarrass her enough to stop doing that.  If she does not take the hint, then you may need to be more blunt, that you do not appreciate her doing that all the time.  But take her aside so as not to humiliate her



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          Mary Clark wrote May 18, 2010
        • Well...if she can’t take a hint...then...just tell her that this is an ABC conversation...you‘re A...the other person is B and she is C...her way out.  LOL  corny I know..

          Just tell her...I would get to the point I would just be blunt and say it.....



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          Kmarie wrote May 19, 2010
        • One thing that works is when she starts to go on too long stop her and state that you want to hear what someone else has to say



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