Need to use a more creative headline.
So I tried this as action suggestions on this “How To Win Friends…” book by Dale Carnegie.
About how you know that you are not the one to blame, but you act like you are?
I forgot for what purpose though: conflict avoidance, relationship building.
Either one it’s a win for me.
Usually I come out guns blazing.
I don’t play games.
Listening to some audios or reading helps though, something I haven’t been doing lately.
Long story short, my woman locked me in at our place when she left for work and took my key with as well.
This obviously affected me when it was my turn to go to work for my shift.
I’m so cute…”affected me.”
It pissed me off, that’s how much it affected.
She knows I don’t like it when she locks me in on her way out.
To top it off, she done took my keys with.
So after calm downing, changing my state, I brought this to her attention (via text) and began apologizing.
Firstly, for making it known that I “forgot” to mention how I preferred not being locked in.
Secondly on how I was silly enough to leave the my keys in her car.
And if she can be kind enough to verify if indeed she has them with her.
So tactful I was.
She obviously replied in kind, mentioning how taking my key was not intentional.
Come to think about it, it was an honest mistake.
Just thinking now how I would have made it a huge issue when it wasn’t.
It really wasn’t because we have a sliding door that can be used an an alternative exit.
Heck she was even sweet enough to give me a lift back home when I knocked off.
Positive outcome all the way.
I can only imagine how things would have been if I had let my ego take control.
Sometimes it’s good to take a step back and ask, “What will Love do now?”
I love you.
Please forgive me.