I was annoyed at being made to feel like an asshole, and so I became that asshole. And now I can't stop crying long enough to put on makeup for work. Who wants to actually be the asshole they can sometimes turn into? It's embarrassing and frustrating when we're confronted, as we rightly should be, and reminded of how easily we slip into that role and how hard it is to catch ourselves. How do we deal with it when it happens? Do we let the embarrassment inflame things further, or do we turn away and wallow in regret? If the latter, at what point does regret turn into just plain self-pity? Because self-pity is just another form of being an asshole.
How to regret without wallowing. Gotta figure that one out sometime.