Thursday, March 8, 2007

It's understanding that makes it possible for people like us to tolerate a person like yourself.

Apparently I am the type of person that can be easily irritated. I never realized this about myself until recently. I feel that for the most part, I am fairly tolerant of people. However, I have noticed that the following things get on my nerves more and more these days:

  • My coworker who likes to whistle while she works (this would be OK if she were a dwarf - and now that I think about it, she is rather short - but she's no dwarf).

  • People who drag their feet - literally. Why can't they pick up their feet when they walk?

  • People who listen to their music too loud on their headphones (generally this annoys me while I am on the train - but also sometimes at work)

  • This morning there was a guy listening to his headphones at the appropriate volume, but he decided that since we couldn't hear his music, he would sing it for us (to make matters worse, it wasn't in English, so I have no idea what he was singing).

I realize that most of these things are generally of no consequence, and really shouldn't be bothersome. And I try to stop myself from becoming irritated. But sometimes I just can't help it. Maybe if I start shouting "Serenity Now" I'll feel better.

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