Tag: irritate

  • The Problem with Your Good Intentions

    The Problem with Your Good Intentions

    Well, I meant well. Recently a friend of mine was getting ready to celebrate a milestone birthday. This friend is awesome. She’s just so good at knowing what to say to you and how to care for you and which kind of munchy snack to bring when you’re feeling blue. And so, a group of…

  • The Unexpected Lesson from Six Legs on Southwest

    The Unexpected Lesson from Six Legs on Southwest

    So last week was a Southwest Airlines extravaganza. We began the first of six legs at the start of the week, flying up to northern California for work, then back home to San Diego. Two days later, a presentation brought us to Providence, RI and back (plus a layover each way). Let me say now…

  • Why You Must Consider the Other Option

    Why You Must Consider the Other Option

    Recently I needed a favor. I was working on a new project, and I was stuck. Really stuck. I needed advice on how to “unstick” from someone who’d been there. And I knew who that perfect someone was. Martha Martha was awesome. She’d done something similar to what I was trying to do and she’d…

  • The Big Small Talk Mistake

    The Big Small Talk Mistake

    “You get to do the conversation if this one is chatty.” These are actual words I said to Hubby as we awaited our Lyft Driver at 4:45AM last week. We were about to fly out of town and were ready to roll. All we needed was to get to the airport. Which is when we…

  • The REAL Part You Play in Other People’s Lives

    The REAL Part You Play in Other People’s Lives

    I begin today’s post with a tale of mild irritation. I was working on a project with a colleague and found myself in a position where I couldn’t move forward without getting some information from her. I emailed her multiple times. I called her, texted her. I said her name to the clouds above, hoping…

  • How to Have a Terrible Day

    Last week found me at the Louisville airport. I’d just finished up a presentation and was heading home. I sat quietly at the gate and began to organize my bag before boarding….which is when I opened my wallet, looked down, and panicked. It was just like in the movies, when a character realizes something has…

  • How to Deal With People Who Irritate You

    There’s a guy at my gym who gets on my nerves. We’ll call him Keith. Keith isn’t a bad guy. He hasn’t hurt me or wronged me in any way. For reasons I’ll get to in a second, I just don’t really like him all that much. And I see him every single day. Every…