So I am wondering if I should be nicer person. Was thinking that since I want to be nicer, the best way to tell if I am improving is to track how often I am mean Rachel versus how often I am nice Rachel... It's not going well. I literally am keeping score.
Cut off BMW in traffic because he refused to let me in a half mile earlier... -1
Didn't bother to hold door for someone behind me. -1
Was nice to Staples Customer Service. +1
Didn't curse out customer service rep for repeatedly trying to sell me wrong product. +0 (I mean that probably doesn't count...Right?)
Asked Customer Service rep was she going for a record on how many times she could transfer me... -2
Said I was kidding... +0.5 (a little effort.)
Talked nicely to someone who irritates my soul.. More than once. +3
Complained about said person... -1
Complained about another person... -1
Rolled eyes about both people... -1 (it was ONE eyeroll)
Complimented two people. +2
Read celebrity gossip and got all judgmental. -5
So far today... -5.5.
I don't know if I can make up for the deficit by complimenting my stuffed sheep... But I will try.
Being nice? Really, really hard.
PS: Taking a sideways glance out the window... Because it's raining and it makes me sleepy. I'm a pillow shy of making my desk a napping hot spot.