How to deal with people who victimize the aggressor?
I was in a bad situation at my last job, I was at a party and was offered a drink by an older executive. I could immediately feel my mouth going numb and vision got blurry. I woke up the next morning in this persons house with welts on my back and marks on my neck. I left immediately and turned in my resignation at the company.
To this day, when I tell people this story there are people who react with “well maybe they thought you were sober?”, “but going on a rampage against them will end their career and make you look bad”, “you don’t have proof so people won’t believe you, it’s best to let them live”
How do you deal with those responses? I used to get angry and ask people how they would feel if this happened to a loved one... but that doesn’t get through to them... how would you handle it?