Posts Tagged ‘Problems’

Fortunately, You Can Also Be The Solution

July 15, 2022

Teasing aside, I really did know what L’s Mother was talking about yesterday, but it occurs to me that if I were a different person, that could have been the beginning of a pointless, screaming argument.

Sometimes you really are the cause of your own problems.

“Smug Jerk” Is An All-Inclusive Category, Once You Start Adding Further Labels To It, You May Have (Or BE) A Problem

June 13, 2022

While it’s not the noblest of character traits to take pleasure from seeing some smug jerk “being taken down a peg,” there are far worse traits.

For instance, one of those worse traits is taking pleasure from seeing someone “being taken down a peg,” and your pleasure comes from the fact that they happen to be a gender, race, orientation, etc. that you have a personal problem with.

I Expect This Lesson Will Be Revisited . . . Again

January 8, 2018

Today begins the second half of my son’s school year.  Today’s lesson:  Time spent figuring a problem out gives full credit, time spent fussing about the problem gives none.

“Do You Mind? Your Heart Attack Is Disrupting My Meal.”

May 19, 2016

As a follow-up to yesterday’s thought, I also wanted to add that just because something is an inconvenience for you personally, that does not mean it’s not a real problem for someone else.

When Your Shoes Fit, But Feel Different Than Your Old Shoes, For Instance

May 18, 2016

One thing in particular that life and parenthood has put into stark relief for me recently is the vast difference between a true problem and an inconvenience.