Years ago, when I was running the WBEN Stations (before most of you were born), I was making my way across Hertel Avenue on my five- minute commute from Depew Avenue to Elmwood in Buffalo, New York, when some "STUPID IDIOT" cut me off. Fuming mad, I uttered a series of fitting remarks.
Serendipitously, a couple blocks later legendary WBEN radio morning man Clint Buehlman told a similar story. Then he said, "I almost let that guy ruin my day. Then I thought, maybe he didn't even know what he did. Even if he did it on purpose why should I have a bad day? Brush it off, don't let someone else ruin your day. That's my thought for the day."
I thanked Buehly for saving my day, and I think of him every time his wisdom allows me to keep control of my day.
As usual, Seth Godin (a Buffalo expat) makes this point so well. http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2013/10/does-anger-follow-the-laws-of-thermodynamics.html
Words of wisdom, wouldn't you agree?
Til next time,