Grown Up Temper Tantrums

“There is no such thing” you might think.  But even I am prone to those.  Actually, I just calmed myself down from one of them to be perfectly honest.  I will share with you the reason of my temper tantrum today and how you could have a temper tantrum in a productive way.

The place, work.  The time, 11:30am.  The feeling, sheer happiness at the fact that I just ordered my lunch and will get to eat it in about 30 min.  12:00pm comes and goes and now I am staring down at 12:30 with a growling stomach an unfocused mind and rage nearly bursting out of my ears.  At 12:39 I’ve had enough, I will complain and the world will hear me.  I draft the following email:

“I have a complaint to make.  I find it a bit sad and insulting that on your website you ask me to specify the time frame in which I would like my meal to be delivered and not have it delivered on that time frame.  Then I call the hale and hearty from where I ordered my meal, as instructed, and spoke to someone who told me that the website states that the time frame for delivery is an hour.  I suppose that hale and hearty employees think that customers are not bright enough to go back and check the website.  Newsflash: We are smart enough!.  I will be sincere, I hate ordering from your website. The majority of the time my meal arrives later than stated on the website.

I’m sorry that this email is so harsh, but you see, I’m still hungry. ‘Why?’ you may ask. Because I have yet to receive my meal!!!


Hungry costumer.”

Why the temper tantrum? Because I was hungry and dieting and you better believe that when I want to eat my lunch 12:00pm, I will be eating my lunch at said time.  I know you are thinking I’m not over the issue, but I assure you, I am just fine.  I received my lunch at 12:39.  Not happy about that at all.  But right now I’m not hungry anymore so I feel much better.

How to deal with the feeling of throwing a tantrum? Take action.  Zero in on what is bothering you and do something about it.  Coworker in the next cubicle gets on your nerves?  Find a straw take a piece of tissue and a generous amount of your saliva… I don’t need to tell you what to do next, do I?

Keep yourself satisfied (food wise anyways)