i once had a job that involved working with a council looking after an apartment complex. one woman on the council was a real pain to work with and both the other council members and myself wished she’d just leave.
but no she stayed and there came a time when she overstepped her boundaries and got herself in hot water which brought me a certain amount of glee 🙂 and i allowed myself to enjoy her suffering for a time even tho i could have fixed the problem.
and then one morning i woke up and realised her being in hot water was also increasing my work load as i was the person in charge. the person who needed to act as go-between and record all interactions.
and i just about chocked on my morning coffee to realise that i had been prepared to work harder/suffer as long as she suffered more.