An Amazing Super Power June 18, 2016Posted by nrhatch in Humor, Mindfulness, People.
Once, when trapped on an elevator in the courthouse with a VERY ANGRY person who was spewing venom at a judge who had just ruled against him (as his “sister” nodded along and kept the vituperative juices flowing) . . . I decided to use my most amazing super power in a death-defying feat.
First, I stated the obvious: “You said the F-word.”
Then I flashed a B~I~G grin.
Interrupted mid-tirade, he swiveled in my direction, glared at me, opened his mouth to tell me to mind my own fucking business . . . and then the grin on my face registered and he burst out laughing!
Humor may not be able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, but it can diffuse the ticking time bomb of ANGER with a single grin.
Aah . . . that’s better!