Another unposted rant
I wrote a longish rant about a campus issue this morning. It felt good. I drew upon the wounds of repeated slights  to comment vociferously on a more recent slight . But I tried to be rational. Instead of posting it immediately , I decided to run it by a few valued colleagues to get their feedback on it. One of them wrote the following .
Sam, your rant effectively targets two staff members. Have you put yourself in their place? Here are some things you might think about ….
My colleague was correct. I had not put myself in their place and I should have. When I did, I realized that I was not being fair. The situation was one that I did not like, it reflected an experience that I’ve had multiple times, but it wasn’t really the fault of these two staff members. So, as is sometimes the case, I have decided not to post today’s musing . And perhaps I’ll learn to think more about the position of the other before I rant about them .
 The slights I suffer as a computer scientist are generally not nearly as bad as the microagressions folks suffer for their perceived race or gender or other identity. But they do build up.
 Well, perceived slight.
 Or waiting until tonight, revising slightly, and then posting.
 Okay, they didn’t say exactly the following. But it’s a close enough paraphrase.
 More precisely, I didn’t finish the work that I was trying to describe in the second one, which makes it difficult to finish that musing.
 Should I do the same for administrators? We’ll see. It would help if I didn’t get yet another painful data set today.
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