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A theory was proposed to me by a really smart co-worker on my “one-upper” situation.  Jeff suggested that I should become a “two-upper.”  Whatever the person says, I one-up them.  According to Jeff, this will shatter their world and make them crumble at the core of who they are.  I mean it’s a pretty fantastic idea but I don’t know if I am up for this kind of challenge.  WAIT, WAIT, WAIT, wouldn’t it just turn int a conversation between two “one-uppers”?????


PRICE IS RIGHT! ‘Nuff said right? Who doesn’t remember watching Price is Right during their summer vacation? Who didn’t yell at the TV screen at a contestant who bid ridiculously low/high amounts? I know I did!

So there’s a certain type of contestant on the show that probably bugs me more than the One-Uppers of my life. Okay, you’re right, this doesn’t even come close but it’s still worth mentioning. I hate the contestants who bid just $1 more than the previous contestant when guessing the price of an item at the beginning of the show. That’s one of the shadddddiest thing you could do on this show IMO. Seriously, you know exactly the kind of person I’m talking about here! These are the people who try to merge at the latest moment possible into your lane that you’ve been patiently inching forward in. These are the people who have 15 items on their baskets for the “10 Items or Less” line at the groceries. These are the people who “CC’ unnecessary people in their emails just to make you look bad or make themselves look good, especially at work….


Okay, we ALL have these people in our lives.  I strive everyday NOT to be like these people.  The “one-uppers!”  I can’t even begin to express how much I do not like having these people in my life.  I should really be more accepting of their flaws but it’s totally pain in the butt to interact or have a conversation with these people.  I have one in particular.  Let’s call her “Karen”. 


Karen was my first true, face to face, encounter with this kind.  But since she entered into my life.  It hasn’t been the same.  And I don’t mean in a good way.  Literally EVERY conversation, EVERY email has a “one-upper” tone.   I am beginning to get really irritated by her presence in my life and trying to figure out how to decrease her presence in my life.  I may have to move to a different state, change names, leave my job and learn a new language but it may actually be worth it at the end….

January 2021