One day your mother and I were arguing about a budget we were doing on the computer. I was doing it on a Word document, which was driving her nuts. She wanted to do it on an Excel document, because she thought it was easier and faster. The more I continued with the Word document, the more impatient she got. And the more she refused to just let me do it, the more frustrated I got.
Finally, in the middle of one of our spats back and forth, I gave in a little and frustratingly asked, “Fine, tell me what are the benefits of doing it in Excel?”
Your mother seized the opportunity and quickly responded, “Okay, the benefits are…”
I erupted in laughter, and she started laughing too. Our argument went from 100 to 0 in no time. I just couldn’t help but laugh at how goofy I sounded asking for a “benefits” analysis, and how goofy she sounded jumping at the chance to give me one. We laughed and cried for at least 10 minutes, and then I opened an Excel sheet and saw it was indeed faster.
There’s humor in everything Charlie. You have to always be on the hunt for it. It’s a great way to cope; and the best way to escape ridiculous situations, like arguing about Microsoft programs and budgets.