Disproportionately rage-inducing events.
I like to think that I’m a fairly zen sort of person. I’m able to believe this because I have an experience based competency in self-delusion.
The truth is, I lose my temper pretty easily, but not always over the most expected events. Certain things make me rationally angry, but mostly my anger is induced by more unexpected means, such as hot weather or ugly websites.
There are a few other things, though, that send me into complete, blinding fits of rage. When considered retrospectively, I can see these tantrums might be disproportionate to the causal event.
My top disproportionately rage-inducing events:
When people fail to wave after I give way to them in heavy traffic.
When people knock on my door before 10am.
When people knock on my door after 10am.*
*I don’t like to be up at the same time as the sun. We have an ongoing feud, because… I hate it.
When my earphones fall out into the dish-water.
When there’s no coffee.
But really, I mean… is it that freakin’ hard to replace the coffee after you finish it? IS IT? IS IT?!?!?!