One of the funniest thing I experience is when cats want to “ignore” someone. I don’t really get people who think by shutting off communication that they are “sending a message” to someone. Maybe these are the type of people that mommy and daddy ignored when they were a child and they think they can hurt someone else buy ignoring. I’m sorry, that “snubbing” thing is one of the most stupidest thing I ever heard.
Let me give people a bit of advice that think “ignoring” or “snubbing” or “not acknowledge” or whatever they want to call it is an effective communication strategy – it is not. The only reasons I can think why anyone would employ this dumbass strategy are (1) they egotistically believe they are in control of how other people think or react to their actions or inactions (2) they really don’t have anything effective to say.
The worst part about “ignoring” and this is the part that makes me laugh is those who employ this strategy – they being silent allow the person they ignoring create propaganda speaking for the person doing the ignoring. If a cat that want to snub ain’t got nothing to say, then cats can start speaking for that other person about the situation and turn the tables. Even worst, it allows their foe to plot strategies while pretending to be affected by the snub. Just because someone ignores somebody does not mean they are going away and disappear – that’s just meaningless thinking.
Haven’t we learned so many times from history, you cannot afford to close communication off and “ignore” or “snub” people? No real leader, no real warrior, no real business person cut off communication with their foes and adversaries. Always treat people with dignity and respect, always let people know you are fair and open for discussion.
Now there is a difference than not being bothered with somebody and ignoring somebody. Some people you come to realize is full of crap and you just don’t bother with them anymore because they are a waste of your time. But some cats when they are ignoring others are spending energy doing just that, hoping that their actions of snubbing sends a message.
Don’t spend a second trying to ignore or snub because that requires work. Just don’t bother with cats who ain’t about what you about and just move on. Besides, where they going to go when you ignore them?