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So I’m a nurse by profession, and for whatever reason (full moon, crazy convention, psychoactive drugs in the water) the last few weeks have been rough. Like, *table flip ok fine jerk you take care of yourself I’M OUT* rough. I’m a pretty even-tempered person but even I have my limits y’all.
The culmination of all this was my actually telling an old lady to her face that she was an asshole. Not my finest moment as a human being, I will concede this. But it just slipped out!! She looked me straight in the eye before proceeding to grab me and scratch the shit out of my arm; what can I say, something along the lines of “WOW you’re a dick” just came out. Luckily(?) she was quite ~altered~ as we say, and it didn’t even remotely register.
Oh, and I’m also a terrible person.
When was the last time you just sorta reflexively screwed up? Did it get you in trouble? Did you feel guilty, or just embrace the fact that it was a genuine, in-the-moment reaction?
Not prepared to admit that you might also be capable of being an unintentional jerk when provoked? Whoaaa look everyone, we’ve got a perfect person over here! ALERT THE PRESS!! (I’m a terrible person, remember?) At any rate, feel free to wade on in because the Graveyard Shift is now in session!