People can be unbearably annoying. For the most part, people are kind and considerate. I truly believe that. But in small part people are selfish, myopic, me-first, boors. The sobering insight about that is how little it takes to give that impression.Read the Post→
This has happened twice recently and so many times in the past that I’m going to rant here for a minute. There’s a point, I promise.
I attend several networking events a month and most of them include an educational segment with a featured speaker.
At two recent events I was the victim of the Sidebar Conversation. This is a conversation an attendee starts with his or her “neighbor” – during the presentation. It may be about the topic, but it’s still a conversation while the speaker is speaking. And it’s rude.Read the Post→
What are you tolerating?
A toleration refers to something that’s bugging you but doesn’t have dramatic consequences if you don’t handle it.
Recently my computer mouse stopped scrolling up. It would work for one scroll but then I’d have to use the arrow keys or the bar on the side to scroll up any further. I tried cleaning the dust out of the mouse but it didn’t help so I just dealt with it for a couple of weeks.Read the Post→
“Welp. That’s just the way I am.”
That’s the reasoning you may get when someone hurts, offends, falls short of expectations, etc. You’re left angry, disappointed, frustrated, hurt or having to clean up a mess.
Here’s why it’s a loser excuse.
If a guy was aware he regularly had gas that cleared the room or a woman knew her breath often caused people to flinch, what are they chances a normal person would do nothing about it?Read the Post→
Sitting by myself in the empty house waiting for the moving trucks to arrive with all of our stuff, I had a realization. “I don’t want to live here.” At the time I thought it was just stress. Leaving a home I adored, the hassle of moving in general, etc.
But the feeling stayed — not always on the surface but it was there. Three years later we moved again — into a house that was more “us.”
People ask if I thought moving there in the first place was a mistake.Read the Post→