Tuesday, November 08, 2011

top chicken


there are times when i begin to feel decidedly hermit-like. for example, meetings, where everyone has such a need to be heard that it results in them talking on top of one another, interrupting and generally preening to show they're the top chicken make me want to beat a fast retreat.  it's just so distant from where i am and where i want to be.

i suppose positioning is simply a biological drive we can't turn off. we constantly assess where we're at in the hierarchy and work to position ourselves more advantageously. there was a time when i was in there with those crowing the loudest, but i don't want to be there anymore. i'm coming to the realization (probably a bit late, admittedly), that you don't have to be the one making the most noise to actually be the top chicken.

but those doing all that squawking really are annoying.

6 comments:

nacherluver said...

What gorgeous birds!

--maria said...

Weird. Every time you post a corporate/work setting dislike.. I EXPERIENCE IT. Lovely chickadeesss <3

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

Beautiful chickens. The alpha mare or boss mare in a herd is most often the one that quietly commands respect, not the one making the most noise.

Serena said...

after really really being stuck at home for four years now...i honestly remember myself as a completely different woman from before. i remember being like that.

now though, dealing with that kind of stuff, it winds up really hurting me or making me feel strangely.

and i just want to withdraw more.

Ink Spiller said...

Oh my god, I was wondering if I was mad not so long ago when I felt myself losing the drive to elbow and argue for a position in the hierarchy.

Apparently not...

Veronica Roth said...

life...short.
Stuff that for a game of soldiers!