me and my PMS
I think I'm a pretty easy-going guy. I don't get angry easily or often. Most things other people get angry about seem not worth the trouble to me.
In the last 5 days I:
- got angry with a supervisor at Southwest Airlines. didn't raise my voice, wasn't rude, didn't swear, but did make it clear i was very frustrated and annoyed.
- got angry with my girlfriend. Twice. I think it was a reasonable response both times, but then one always does, doesn't one? I think I'd only been mad at her twice total before that.
- gave someone the finger in traffic for the first time in my entire life. My lane was closing due to construction, the two lanes were merging together (one for you, one for me, one for you, etc). when it was "my turn" i started to move over and the woman beside me moved up to close the gap so i couldn't merge. twice. the second time i gave her the horn and the frigid digit and cut her off. never did that before.
- am frustrated with my kids. It feels like they're making little effort to speak peacefully to each other, they try to argue their way out of doing what i ask them to do, they make minimum effort when doing chores, they express little appreciation for favors, priveleges, etc. David is touchy and Sam is shrill and demanding. Several times a day I start out patient and even-tempered, but after a few minutes of their recalcitrance and absurd excuses, I end up raising my voice, which prompts them to say I'm just cranky.
I know I'm overwhelmed with work, taxes, etc. I haven't gotten a lot of sleep the last few days. I'm frustrated because I dont' have time to run or work out. But still. I haven't been this much of a crab in a long time. If ever.