So I had this experience today.
I was trying to get something out of a vending machine. Of course, the little spider thing didn’t quite turn enough to give me my Pop Tarts.
I, like everyone else, shook the machine a few times. Some guy from across the hall stuck his head out of a room and yelled at me: Hey! Don’t do that.
I stared at him and he went back inside.
I was at work and if I had been anywhere else, words would have been spoken.
And while I was stewing about it a lesson occurred to me.
That guy had 10 ways to approach the situation. If I was disturbing something, and was was explained that, I would have apologized.
Instead that guy came in guns blazing got my “Keep talking, asshole” glare.
So, where in your life are you approaching situations over aggressively? Where would a measure of CALM DOWN be beneficial?
You never know what someone else is going through. Rather that being concerned about your stuff maybe you can consider others.