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6 Responses

  1. Colette says:

    A good reminder that we can make change in every moment when we refuse to react in anger, and that we can change the dynamic in others by doing something unexpected. Well done in real time.

  2. jenny_o says:

    Anger ALWAYS has another emotion behind it. I’d say in that man’s case, it was fear, and your reaction (also to fear, but as different as it could be from his) allowed his fear to dissipate a bit. Personally, I think the world would be a better place if more people reacted to fear like you did. An amazing look at an unusual interaction, Jocelyn – thanks for writing about it!

  3. Your tears probably alleviated his fear. And yours. So much more effective than yelling back in defense. Very glad it turned out well.

  4. Green Girl in Wisconsin says:

    Yep. Works almost every time, doesn’t it?
    Love how richly you describe it, though, I’m THERE, J, in the seat, in your skin, feeling the kindred outrage and mounting righteousness and cool breeze of peace.

  5. Katherine says:

    2nd blog I’ve read today to reference that Invisibilia podcast. I’ve cued it up to listen to on my walk tomorrow.

  6. Monica says:

    Hm. Tears do work – excellent “weapon”…
    What a douchebag though…

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