Some people, when they ask you to do something,

Everything in you just wants to do the opposite. There’s something about their approach that is antagonistic. When I was at my most bitter, a woman got me to mop the floor by simply asking “Can I get you to mop…?” which was humble and got me in a state of mind where I could co-operate with myself enough to do it. The approach makes all the difference in the world.

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I don’t take criticism well.

One gal said she really liked what I wrote, but it would be easier on her if I got a new ribbon for my typewriter. Damn! That was some helpful criticism that I appreciated.

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