Lately, I’ve been in a bit of an irritated state of mind. I jokingly called it 27 days ago my vaccine rage state of mind. And, yes this means I get my second dose tomorrow. Lord knows what my mood will be like. It’s not the vaccine. Let me just clarify that. I was making a joke to ease those around me. If I can externalize my irritable mood to a vaccine people feel better. They ease up on their own state of guilt wondering if they did something foolish to irritate me. I should clarify for the them, that indeed they did irritate me. But that will come later.
I haven’t talked of my pet peeves in a while and we are now fully into the new year. I must address a new pet peeve of mine.
Lately, there’s been one phrase in particular that has been especially irritating. While sitting and talking with a few people, I have found a few who emphatically insist as they are making a point that I need to look at them. This is occuring in business meetings of sorts. These people want an eye audience for their repeated point. We heard you the first and second time. Who are these people who outright demand to be looked at? You then look at them and you think “so what?”
I just want to state in the moment to just let me be. I will process the information as is best for me. You can’t force people to process information in the manner you would like. That is not how to win over people. So, says my vaccine brain.