So it dawned on me yesterday that I MIGHT BE THE ONE WITH THE PROBLEM!!Take the poll with me and you might probably agree:
Within one day, This Guy i share a work cubicle with, majorly pissed me off, as in really, in my mind i must have rammed a fat stick into his teeth a hundred times! Then my pal at work had pissed me off since friday and we were still not on talking terms! I thought the whole thing was starting to get really childish. I mean, i was the one he pissed off, i was the one who should be receiving apologies and appeasing ice cream and donuts! Instead, he was zoning me off! It made the situation worse, because now i couldn't rant to him about my cubicle mate whom i was mad at! Do you see where i'm going?
Then a call from my dad pissed me off, then the parking attendants really pissed me off telling me that i have to find a new parking position (FYI i have been parking in that spot for over two years!). I concluded that i was having a really shitty day, but things would get better. But get this crowning making of matters worse.
I was driving home, then a guy on a bike (Okada in Naija Lingua!), runs into my car and dislodges my fender! That was just the height of it. In true Nigerian style, i blew my top and made a scene right there on the road. Well it shouldn't have been much of a scene if the guy would have just agreed with my simple suggestion. Which was: I seized his bike keys, returned to my car, gave him my office address and directed him to come the office the next day (i.e today) to foot the bill for fixing the car. Simple right? Now instead of agreeing, he himself got pissed and started making a scene!!What is wrong with all this people!!!I am the aggrieved party here! You have no right to be mad! You should be apologizing and trying to appease me!!But instead, two royally pissed off are screaming people on the road and gathering a crowd, until i (the sensible one)realize that my throat was starting to get sore from all the talking. So i pocket his keys, reverse and leave him screaming behind. Oh, he followed after me for a mile (because there was some traffic), but there was no way i was going to budge! I still have his keys right here on my desk as i write;) Anyway, that about ended my really rotten day. Its a brand new day, i should be calmer yeah? Except that i suspect i'm starting to see a repeat pattern! Oh god, talk about ground hogg day!
So, i put it to me that, i might just be the one with the problem here. Hence, i will begin walking on pins and needles. I will keep my mouth sealed. If anybody talks nonsense, i just plaster a smile. (Think Ally Mcbeal) Infact, i will keep that smile plastered all day long. I'm considering getting one of those costume party masks. Mine would be a large smiling face. Maybe that would help me get through the day.