In the cafeteria, Linda used to beg the students money. Some refused, some complied. One of the girls asked Linda for a refill of her coffee. Linda did it on two occasions, and then, needing to prove that she had ‘power’ refused the third time, claiming her ‘boss’ told her not to.
It was a lie, one of those clear fabrications, but even if it were true, the way Linda ought have conveyed the information should have been more delicate. Linda ought have lowered, not raised, her voice. Linda ought have seemed apologetic.
The need to prove she had ‘power’ was more important to Linda than anything, so she barked at the girl, and from that day on, the girl ignored her, and any begging would be met by teeth sucking or walking away.
There is nothing especially noteworthy about the behaviour of a person like Linda. Feeling powerless they must exert some sort of power. That what they are doing is cutting their own throat does not enter their mind.
The joy Linda must have felt denying that girl a cup of coffee might be close to orgasmic.
Of course later, when she wants to beg, well that feeling of power will have to suffice.
When a person feels powerless, the methods they adopt to give them that taste of power may be detrimental. They may work in a shop and claim something is out of stock. If the person denied consults the owner, who verifies the item is in stock, firing might be the next step.
One must be prepared that the ‘beggy’ person, like Linda, can never be trusted or relied on. For at one point she is going to exert her ‘power.’
Hence, never succumbing to her blandishments means that one will never rely on her or trust her, which is self protection.