Sometimes you get stressed and maybe you vent a little to your friends or you have a glass of wine after work. Maybe you hit the gym or hit the road to relieve some of the stress, but what if you could just open an emergency exit, grab a couple of beers and slide away to somewhere better than where you are. Hmmm…sounds nice in a way doesn’t it?
Get fed up, pull the chute, and you’re outta there.
The thing is, doing that, doesn’t make “there” disappear. It just shows up in another way. The problems in the office, in the car…on a plane 😉 just show up somewhere else in some other way and there isn’t always an emergency chute.
So take a deep breath, even grab a couple of beers, and deal. Remember, the other person (or the other people) that prompt you to go for the emergency exit – they’re only human, too. So maybe they have had a bad day, maybe they are looking for the emergency chute, and maybe on another day you’d be the best of friends. So give the benefit of the doubt, be gracious, and be the person you’re proudest to be on your best day. If you make that effort, you can probably avoid the big s—storm that happens after you pull the emergency chute.
If you absolutely must pull the chute, just do it in your head, you’re the only one that will know 😉 And maybe, I’ll have the beers at the bottom of the slide! (I have a feeling I might have to read this frequently to remind myself)