Thursday, June 16, 2022

Anger Management

I have anger issues. This is something that has been apparent in me since childhood. It causes me to act like a maniac over the smallest things. 

I ordered a couple of sandwiches from a local bakery the other day, and when the cashier was reading me back my order, I knew that he got the first sandwich right, but I didn't exactly recognize what he had said for the second. For some reason, I just assumed he got it right. 

When I got home, I realized he indeed did NOT get it right. I was livid. I thought about my recourse. I thought about calling back and scolding the poor lad (who could not have been older than 19) for goofing up such a simple order. I imagined that they would offer me a free "replacement sandwich" to which I would have to get in my car, drive back to the store, have what would probably be an awkward encounter with someone I just yelled at over the phone, and then drive back home - pissed off that I had to take 20 minutes out of my day to be more pissed off. Just imagining all of this was making me more upset. 

I then looked into the bag and thought, "Why don't I just eat the fucking sandwich that he made me?"

I did and it was delicious. Probably better than what I had originally ordered.