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Choosing not to be annoyed

One area that I (and I am guessing most people) can improve upon is how
quickly I choose to be annoyed.
Writing this from a Starbucks (love the free refills) when this person sat
down next to me.

He started talking on his cell phone LOUDLY. Normally this would cause me to
select from annoyed on the pull down menu of reactions.
I would think about wanting a cell phone blocker and how cell phone
conversations in public is the cigarette smoking of the 21st century.
But I had a small experiment. I would choose not to be annoyed. Radical
idea. These were not vital conversations, but rather, calling back unknown
numbers.
He was trying to figure out how to get somewhere and mid-conversation I
tapped him on the shoulder and showed him a Google Map of where he needed to
go. This turned the interaction from a bumbling adversary resulting in my
grouchiness to a friendly interaction.

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