Don’t Be Angry

(Richard Millington) #1
Originally published at: <strong></strong><br><br>My flight to Spain was delayed by 13 hours. The airline told us not to be angry.

Telling someone not to be angry is much like telling someone not to be tired. They couldn’t do it even if they wanted to.

A sure-fire way to ignite a difficult situation is to tell someone how to feel (or worse, explain why someone is being irrational).

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(Dean Samways) #2

See. People telling others to, “smile! It might never happen!”


(Piper_Wilson) #3

I actually wrote about this a short time ago on my student blog. I started by confessing an embarrassing anecdote.

Too many years ago to mention, I yelled at my roommate’s son to stop acting like a child. The poor kid. He was so confused. He said, “But I am a child!”

Now, if the airline had asked passengers not to be angry, I think they’d’ve had a leg to stand on, albeit a weak one.