Kirsten set me up. I should have known better. What was I thinking?! I knew her stress level was inching up. And was smart enough to begin praising her: “Good job being patient Kirsten!” We were finishing up at our third and final stop for the day. Actually standing in front of the check-out counter. So close! But it was not to be…
I’m blaming the cashier. Her fault. She was distracting me. Asking how my day was… did I want a bag… requesting payment. So unreasonable.
Of course Kirsten is going to choose THIS moment to trip me up. Typical!
Kirsten: “Give the skirt to the Goodwill in June 2014.”
Sounds simple enough, right? Except… Kirsten has a skirt obsession. She draws them, googles them, shops for them, eyes them on others, and talks endlessly about them. They are serious business!
I really, really, really should have known better. The answer is NO. Always NO! Or better yet, don’t answer at all. Just ask, “What? What do you want?” She’s looking for a fight. Testing me.
And boy, did I get it wrong. Epic fail.
Me: “Sure Kirsten. You can give it to the Goodwill in June.” Wait, what? What did I just say?? I knew immediately this was the wrong answer. K: “No give the skirt away! No Goodwill!!”
Heard about it ALL THE WAY to the car. Why, oh why, did I park so far away?!!
Just giving the people something to talk about…
Your turn! When have YOU given the people something to talk about?!