Some people might describe me as being ‘easily irritated’. They may be correct in this assertion but they might also want to take a good long look at themselves and see if they could try and be a little less irritating.
I would admit that I can, at times, be irritable. Usually when I’m tired, hungry or stressed. And to be fair I’m normally at least two of those things, so it’s probably fair to suggest I can be a little ‘oversensitive’…
But then the world can be an infuriating place.
Actually the world is a terrifying place, with acts of terror, human rights violations and systematic corruption being the main content of the various ‘news’ sources we are bombarded with daily.
I can’t be irritated by stuff like that. I can’t even begin to process stuff like that and continue to live my inconsequential life. So I don’t worry about the big stuff.
But when that delivery I’m waiting for is ten minutes later than the advertised ‘time-slot’, or when there’s only one tub of margarine left in the supermarket during a ‘buy-one-get-one-free’ promotion, or when a long-running TV programme just ignores stuff that happened in earlier episodes and uses a plot device that literally makes no sense within the continuity of the show…
…well, I can’t help but take that personally.