I have a habit of taking notes while I’m on the phone. Early in the conversation, part of my brain switches to automatic pilot and I begin to jot down random comments made by myself or the person at the other end of the phone.
This morning I sat down to begin working. And just as I start to shuffle some papers around, I notice a note to self that says:
Do you understand how, what you just said, could totally like, piss me off?
Yep, I said that.
…to someone in my doctor’s office.
I’m an eeediot.
This is merely one example, of many, where I say or do something that is kind of inappropriate. Telling that dude he just pissed me off, followed by a gentle explanation why, was a totally effective tactic. Could I have chosen different words?
Nope. I was really pissed.