My Sweetheart said I had issues with clerks... I said "Noooo..."
Of course, I denied it. He was only (gently) retaliating because I had just mentioned that he was a manic behind the wheel... (Okay, it might have been a better example of good couple communication to simply to say "Honey, please stop tailgating...I am in fear for my life...") It was our (generally) good-natured banter but...it bothered me.
Am I mean to clerks? OMG...that's terrible.
And it's ugly, especially for a chaplain. I mean, we have higher standards of compassion...right? But, (surprise...), human here, and my mother's daughter (yeah, it's all in the memoir... Now, she was rough on the help.)
As in most all denial...it doesn't work in the long run.
Deepak Chopra says of the importance of accepting our positive and 'negative' traits: he says accepting them makes us attractive—like little kids AND it also makes us complete.
on a Chaplain's life