Wednesday is traffic court date in my world. Not because I get so many tickets that I have to go to traffic court every week, but because I prosecute for some of our local cities and it's my job. Before afternoon court, all the prosecutees line up and wait to talk so we can try to resolve their cases. Anyhow, today I was dealing with one defendant and the next person in line kept hovering. As in two inches from my face. I snapped at him, "Could you back up and wait your turn?" His response? "Why do you have to be so mean?"
I figured I had three possible responses:
1) "Why do you have be so stupid?"
2) "I don't mean to be mean, but I'm running a marathon on Sunday, which means I've basically been doing jack-shit nothing for exercise for a week or so and I'm all twitchy and about to lose my mind."
I chose silence. Probably the right choice.
Other behavioral lapses I'm blaming on tapering: giving my ice pack more loving than I've been giving my husband, and eating everything in sight. What? I have to feed my tape(r) worm.