I am the nice one, the kind one, the patient and forgiving one — until I’m not. Takes a lot, but when I reach my boiling point, get out of the way for I take no prisoners. My words become bullets and my aim is precise. I will search the internet for hours to find the highest level recipient for my displeasure. A long ago boss nicknamed me Time Bomb — slow to go off but deadly when ignited.

But, on the other side, I lavish praise when due, am eternally grateful for assistance, and speak to supervisors and managers and write letters to company presidents to laud workers. I tip way above custom and give glowing reviews, when deserved, on social media. I say thank you with sincerity and reciprocate when possible.

I am what you so hysterically wrote, Roy.

I was always a writer but lived in a bookkeeper’s body before I found Medium and broke free — well, almost. Working to work less and write more.

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