Monday, March 03, 2008

Conversations With My Shrink: Sweating the Small Stuff Edition

Me: "I’ve started to take offense to the little things. Like right now, my big pet peeve is people who don’t say 'thank you' when you hold the door open for them. Maybe it’s because I’m from the South. But for some reason that's really pissing me off lately."

Shrink: "And then you internalize the anger?"

Me: "No. Then I drop the door on them to punish them for not saying thank you."


Paige said...

Or you could just let out a loud enough for them to hear "you're welcome." You get more flies with passive aggressiveness than vinegar. Just be careful in case you get a live one!

Noelle Hancock said...

Oh, I've tried the extra-loud "you're welcome." They never seem to get it and somehow it's not nearly as satisfying. (This is what happens when you stop reading "A New Earth" 40 pages in, by the way.)