When another shopper squirms in front of you in line….
When your coworker gets short with you, and in front of others to boot….
When you get charged extra for something you shouldn’t have….
When that family member asks you if you really need that second helping of mashed potatoes….
When the gift you ordered ages ago still hasn’t arrived, or when you realize that it requires more batteries than you can fit in your fist, or more assembly than you are quite frankly psychologically prepared to complete….
When the holiday bonus you were expecting doesn’t come, but that past due bill does….
When your workload doubles and your resources are slashed in half….
When the button at your waistband starts to dig into your stomach….
When the pie you stayed up late baking for that special event tomorrow burns beyond salvage….
When you get asked again for the umpteenth time when you are going to get married/have kids/get a real job/get a boy- or girl-friend/start visiting more/fix that thing/live life right….