Yesterday I was sitting in my car, with 10minutes left on the meter. A woman came up next to me in her 4 x 4 and started yelling at me to move. I had a few more errands to run and had no intention of moving from my spot.
The road was a single lane one and the cars were backing up behind her tooting their horns like mad. I politely said I was not leaving yet. The woman became more and more irate, as did the 10 cars building up behind her. The more she screamed the harder I tried to stay calm. Eventually I looked her square in the eye and said ‘love, you better get going because I am not moving an inch right now”. She sped off at 100 miles an hour ranting something offensive as she went… and then flicked me the middle finger as she turned the corner.
Then one by one each car which had been building up… proceeded to drive past me, shouting the ‘C’ word and other delights as they went past. Apparently blaming me for the 5 minute hold up.
was happy that I remained calm. I don’t always by any means. But these were some of the principles I used that prevented me from flicking my middle finger straight back at her and every car that went past yelling at me. Here are some ways to stay calm during your next conflict. What do you do at times like these? let us know below.