Talk about a touchy subject! Let's begin with the *purposefully* benign instance of a walk down the street. OOPS. Stepped in gum. Now what?
1. Start to fume like a volcano. Allow all kinds of thoughts to enter the mind such as, @#$#^#&#&#* !@#%^&%$## &*^%$## ^&&^$$ !!!!!!!! (direct these expletives towards the imagined individual )
2. Keep walking but remain peeved and petulant. Petulance enters the equation since from an outside perspective all that's seen is irritability for an unknown reason- (unknown because no one can tell there's gum on ones shoe but the one with the gum on the shoe).
3. Make a decisive decision which will direct the next course of action. a. Take the time to scrape the gum off the shoe using a tool This is good since this type of behavior is what separates animals and people.
Now all one has to do is self-congratulate.