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QTIPS
9/23/2011 - Eileen Hopkins

You know - those fuzzy on two ends little sticks we have all had in our bathrooms for decades.  Well, today, my psychologist-daugther shared a new use for them.  I was filling her in on some recent events in my life and how I wished I could breeze through life without getting pulled down by irritating people.  You know the kind - quick to put you in your place; slow to give you service; and, just staying on that slim line between passive and aggressive.  She shared her QTIP-tip (!) that she suggests to parents when their children are acting out and they are ready to lose their cool.  Tuck a QTIP in your bra or pocket and when someone gets  under your skin reach in and twirl it between your fingers and say these words: Quit Taking It Personally!  The exclamation point is mine - I laughed out loud and then realized, that could work but what if I decided to jam it up their nose in defence - whoops, I guess I have a few more lessons to learn.


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9/23/2011 Anne Mudd from Wheat Ridge CO wrote:
I'm at the other end of the spectrum that your psychologist- daughter is advising on, as in (children when their parents are acting out) and I can actually visualize that working for her, my daughter i mean. Of coarse she's no teenager...it's still a great tip; I'd keep it away from other people's noses though(-:
9/24/2011 Janet Glaser from Fremont MI wrote:
I'll never look at a qtip again without picturing it in my bra. LOL...great advice!
9/24/2011 Christy Steiger from Crown Point IN wrote:
I'll have to pass out Q-Tips to other people, lol. Sometimes I'm that impatient one that's irritating. Come to think of it, I have a travel pack of them in my purse already. How convenient!

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