Remember that you can’t change people. If there’s something that annoys you now, there is a very little chance of that behavior stopping. ESPECIALLY if that behavior is even mildly violent. Does your SO throw things when they’re upset? That’s not going to change and will probably only get worse when the stresses of marriage push everyone to their breaking point.
I worked at a coffee shop where the owner allowed us to create the daily discount conditions when we opened. One morning, I was feeling especially nerdy and drew the Kingdom Key on the blackboard along with “Name the franchise this comes from for 15% off your drink.” A customer came up later and with far too much confidence said “Legend of Zelda.” I politely told him no, that wasn’t correct. He argued with me, letting me know that if I knew video games, I would realize he was correct. I told him that I created the discount, I drew the picture, I knew where it was from, and I knew he was wrong. He continued to talk down to me until one of my regulars (another man) came up, put a hand on his shoulder and very calmly said “dude. If you came here often at all you would see this girl is constantly either on her DS during down time or chatting with customers about game releases. She knows what she’s talking about.” The man backed off and paid for his drink. I don’t know what was worse: being told that I didn’t know games or having to have a man assure someone I did.
The first time I babysat EVER the two girls tickled me into submission then tied me to the underside of their coffee table with jump ropes.
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