I am writing to you because I want you to know how wretched and hopeless you make me feel. No doubt I will never have the courage to say this to you but simply by writing this, I have taken my first step along the self-respect road.
I doubt that you will dread returning to work tomorrow as I do; after all there is no tyrant waiting to criticize and harangue you. It is unlikely that you will have had another sleepless night ahead of what you know will be another distressing day filled with humiliation and anxiety.
I can’t help but wonder if you were taught the importance of common courtesy and civility as a child or perhaps they were lessons that passed you by. Were kindness, patience and integrity sacrificed in exchange for your ruthless ambition?
Deep down I know that you are an intensely unhappy human being and for some unknown reason, you have this need to belittle me; simply because you can. Clearly you believe that good supervision necessitates public degradation and I wonder if you congratulate yourself on your particular style of management. You have so much to celebrate in your life and yet you are a bitter and arrogant individual with little or no thought for others. Your dissatisfaction with your life and achievements is apparent and yet like most bullies you seek to apportion blame for failing to realise your dreams on those you deem insignificant.
At the end of the day, I realise that I’m just another unimportant irritant in your very busy world, but you need to know that when I return home tonight, I know that to at least one person I am the world. Now tell me when you look in the mirror what do you see?
Most comedy is based on getting a laugh at somebody else’s expense. And I find that that’s just a form of bullying in a major way. So I want to be an example that you can be funny and be kind, and make people laugh without hurting somebody else’s feelings.