SELF: Not a good day today?
DK: No. Day started at 4:25 am. 3 days with this start time. I could feel it wearing on me. It started ok and then progressively deteriorated.
SELF: What happened? Talk to me.
DK: I sent a rocket on email and insulted a respected colleague (IN CAPS no less) and copied others on the email. All intentionally and consciously. This set off a chain reaction. None of it pleasant. All counter productive.
SELF: Not good.
DK: Yes, Sarcasm Gone Wild. And it gets worse.
SELF: Tell me.
DK: Jumped another colleague because I didn’t feel pace was quick enough. Later learned that I didn’t have all the facts.
SELF: Hmmmmmmm. There’s more?
DK: Yes. But can we please stop now?
SELF: You know you want to get it off your chest.
DK: And then I finished my day with….(swallow hard part)…..criticizing a high potential colleague in front of another.
DK: Shut up.
SELF: Think any of these approaches helped?
DK: Grrrrrrrr. Do you think this conversation is helping?
SELF: You know better.
DK: Yes I do.
SELF: Not going to sleep well are you?
DK: Nope. Not a wink.
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