Sunday Poser # 93

Sadje is our host for the Sunday Poser, and this week asks

How do you tackle a thorny problem?
How do you deal with problematic issues? Do you cut the tangled yarn of problems or spend hours untangling it?

The next question is what or who is the actual problem in the first place.
I don’t like confrontation at the best of times, so dealing with problematic people can be difficult. I have to be honest in that if it is at all avoidable, then I will let things pan out unless I feel I have a really strong argument and can put my point across.  I gave up a long time ago trying to please everyone and whatever issues people have with me, is their concern, not mine. I cannot change their opinion of me, so just accept it as it is.

If it’s a problem with the house, car, or finances, we discuss things and can work out a solution. Money matters are usually left up to me as I am good with figures and budgets, though the house and car is normally Hubby’s domain. It may not always be as one would expect, but at the end of the day, if it works, no foul as they say, and in many instances, it has actually worked out better than we intended.
A good example of this is the lack of space in our property and Hubby’s recycling of our larder cupboards purchased as a wardrobe ‘unit’ when we first moved here as we couldn’t afford anything else.

One of Hubby’s favourite sayings is “There is always something else you can try”.
Neither of us like to give up, and if we thrash around enough ideas between us, we usually get a result that is workable and cost effective.

Hopefully this answers Sadje’s question OK.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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13 Responses to Sunday Poser # 93

  1. Nope, Not Pam says:

    I’m a head on person. Straight at the cause of the problem and I don’t care if I tread on toes.

  2. Sadje says:

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts Di! I agree with your opinion about difficult people. Can’t change them or their way of thinking. You guys are both good at planning and getting things done. I admire that very much.

  3. Lauren says:

    I am pretty good at figuring out how to solve a problem if it is a physical thing. Solving people problems is much tougher.

  4. Carol anne says:

    Its good both of you are not ones to give up easily! Something always works out in the end, doesnt it? xo

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