Only it isn’t a random something, it is a piece of Marmite flavoured rice cake, which I sometimes have something of a weakness for. I tried agitating said crumb away from said sock, but it seems attached. So until I decide to move, it can likely stay there. It occurs to me that a lot of things in my life are like said crumb, I don’t do anything about something until I can cease the inertia.

I guess it isn’t always inertia, sometimes I am really busy and simply don’t have time to contend with everything. Even the stuff that is aggravating. Sometimes, especially the stuff that is aggravating, I think about the times when I have been upset or cross with someone, and rather than dealing with it there and then, I have ignored it, and hoped that it would go away of its own volition. Self-removing problems. Something knows it has been aggravating, so simply ceases to be in my presence.  Win! This sounds marvellous on one hand, and utterly disempowering on the other.

Choosing to remain in low key frustration to avoid any sort of confrontation is something that I am really good at. Almost a CV worthy sort of skill. I have laughed and joked with people that have made my skin itch. And the thing is, me feeling frustrated is nothing to do with them, and everything to do with me. If I choose not to deal with things, then that is utterly on me. I can’t blame the crumb for attaching itself my foot. But it is now my choice as to what I do next.

Map Point. Are my pockets full of crumbs?

 

 

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