Dealing with the crazies
By Robin Abrahams
I've mentioned blogger Rabbi without a Cause here before. He's a super observer of the oddities and dynamics of social life, especially organizational politics. He's like what I would be if I were an Orthodox rabbi, which I could not be because I am a woman, which is why in a nutshell I am not Orthodox.
Today he has an extremely amusing post about dealing with the crazy people in one's life, a relevant topic for all of us, especially those in the public eye or helping professions. If you're not Jewish you won't get all the references on his blog, but it doesn't matter--the underlying themes are universal. (If you're reading "The Rabbi's Nuts," though, it might help to know that Rashi and Rambam are rabbis who wrote commentary on the Torah, and they have been dead for centuries--many centuries--and everyone, I mean everyone, knows this. It's like knowing Lincoln is dead, mmkay? Now go read.)