Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Anger and Anger Reflex

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So here's the situation... Have you ever had the experience where you are just having the absolute BEST day and then some jerk just does one thing to set it all off? No? Then I salute you for being perfect. But if you just thought "Yeah, and it totally sucked" well then let me just say that you are not alone my friend.

Situation 1: Yesterday I was having a blissfully, awesome day 'til I realized that I had left my gate key and had to buzz myself in. Three cars behind and waiting ten minutes, I decided to do an attention honk to let the guy in front of me know that he could follow me in since his gate person clearly wasn't answering. Mid-sentence of saying "I can let you in" I get a **8&* (*78&* **B * (Just use your imagination) *you! You *&%^& I repeated... "um...I was just trying to let you know that I can buzz you in if you follow me through the gate..." Awkward silence. Minutes later while throwing my groceries in a 10 yr old hissy fit manner... I just couldn't shake how MAD that guy made me... Are people really just that rude now? that they just tear into someone with explicates? Have I ever just ruined someone's day like that?

The Remedy? Side note remedy- I was rushing at target to try and print off a last minute picture as a gift. I was stressed, mad, and just honestly pissed that the machine wasn't working. Clearly about to miss my time window, I storm off to pay for the rest of my stuff. You know what the cashier said to me? "I am very sorry that it didn't work out, but sometimes these things just happen and are out of our control... But please don't let it ruin your whole day".This just stopped me in my tracks... at the end of the day, some things are just out of our control... and we cant let it ruin our whole day, or our whole outlook.

So to that, I say... Thank you Target cashier guy... for teaching me a very valuable lesson....

6 comments:

Jenn @ What You Make It said...

Ugh. I can't stand when people just react and don't stop to take the whole situation in. And then I do the same thing. We relate : ) Seriously, though, good reminder to a) take in the whole situation before losing it and b) don't let something small ruin your day.

Lauren {everyday ATLAS} said...

Oh, I am totally there. I think driving is the biggest set off for me. People pulling out in front of me and not speeding up fast enough will make me want to do really irrational things. Patience is something everyone could use a little more of, no? Thanks for following me! I just moved to Wisconsin from Cumming, Georgia about a year ago! So hiya. :)

Carolina Charm said...

I love the Target cashiers! I always end up telling my life story to my cashier.

Emmett Katherine said...

what a jerk, seriously. I'm sure something good will happen to you to compensate for his rudeness :)

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Blake @ Steady 360 said...

I had one of those days at work today. Not too fun. Usually I stay mad for an hour or so, and then I randomly think, "why the heck am I letting myself get so mad over this?!" ... Then I kind of feel stupid for getting mad at something that's not in my control haha.

Cute blog!

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