Did you know that irritability is part of ADD?
So its not just me. I get annoyed by little things, and have some pet peeves.
1. The waiter says, “No problem.”
This is a resturant. You’re a waiter. Why in the world would it ever be a problem??
2. I’m on hold to the insurance company. The lady finally comes on, “Thank you for your patience.”
I want to say, “What in hell gave you the idea that I have patience? I don’t have patience, I have ADD. And the first 15 minutes on hold listening to that awful music and your telling my call is important used up any miniscule amount of patience I might have had.”
But I don’t say that, or at least I haven’t yet ( impulsiveness is also part of ADD).
3. Then she asks me my name:
“Can you spell that?”
I haven’t done that yet either, but I can feel it coming.
Maybe I should tell her, “No problem.”?
You’ll remember of course that in Tip 43 I gave you some strategies for dealing with irritation. Some of then work sometimes.