As we were getting ready in the morning, a fight began to ensue. Like all fights, it had no depth and in the grand scheme of things had no real purpose…except to project what our lives might look like in the near future. A little like Marge and Homer Simpson…
The argument kind of went like this…my husband woke up with wax build up in one ear, making it challenging for him to hear anything (which isn’t always the same excuse for the occasional deafness), which set him up to be in a wonderful mood. We were both getting ready for the day when our 5 year old was yelling from the bottom of the stairs asking him about something. You know this familiar kind of conversation that happens in all households, yelling across the house to find out what the other wants? And then the other person responds in the same manner. Eventually, what you end up hearing is a lot of people yelling “What?” at the top of their lungs.
My husband asked me what my daughter said, and instead of yelling across the hall and down the stairs to ask her what she said, I left the bedroom like a civilized person should do to find out what she wanted. Well, you would have thought I did the worse thing ever, because the words that came out of his mouth were like staring in the mouth of Homer Simpson. “Oh so this is how it’s going to be like when we get old, I’m going to really be able to depend on you!” is what my husband hissed. And then I of course belted out with some trailer park talk.
Isn’t it just amazing how quickly we can turn our heads backwards like the possessed Chucky doll and turn into the person we dislike the most? Isn’t it funny how we can quickly forget what the real issue is and take our frustrations out on everyone else, especially the ones we care about the most?
We do the same thing when it comes to disappointments within our own business. It becomes so much easier to blame others and actually make ourselves believe others led us to failure. We grow resentful of the lack of help. We grow frustrated and begin to think they pressured me into this. Or, it’s the economy or the pricing. And worst of all we begin to believe we can’t do this. We spend so much time thinking why we can’t, we don’t. And some begin to lash out.
But really, what’s the issue? And, who is to be responsible?
Well, what I know is that my husband has an issue with his ears. And I will not be a crutch to his wax build up!
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