A few years ago, Mr. Caffeinated brought home this story from work. It remains one of my favorites:
“I was in a meeting with a colleague who just wouldn’t stop complaining. Nobody was doing their work properly, the office was too cold, the copier didn’t work, their office was terrible…
I was trying to wrap things up, so I put on my coat, stuffed my hands in my pockets, and there discovered a reminder that we had a baby at home.
I pulled a out a pacifier, and handed it to my co-worker.
“Here, suck on this; you’ll feel better.”
… and I walked out.”
I still wish I could’ve seen the other guy’s face.