Don't Sweat The Small Stuff

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Do you "Sweat the Small Stuff "? Complete this inventory to ffind out. Statements are presented in sets of three. Each one has a point value. Read all three statements and decide which one best describes your situation.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When someone has more than 10 items in the express line at the grocery store, I
    • A. 

      Point out the person's error and suggest that he or she choose another line.

    • B. 

      Don't let it bother me.

    • C. 

      Get annoyed and feel sorry for someone who is inconsiderate of others.

  • 2. 
    The cable goes out in the middle of a long-awaited show, so I
    • A. 

      Shrug my shoulders and say it will be on again.

    • B. 

      Rant and rave about how disappointed I am.

    • C. 

      Call the cable company to report the problem.

  • 3. 
    After purchasing food at the drive-through window, I realize my order is wrong. I 
    • A. 

      Go back and yell at the manager and demand a refund.

    • B. 

      Complain to everyone around me and pick up my food.

    • C. 

      Eat my lunch and enjoy it anyway.

  • 4. 
    Someone is talking in the movie theater. I
    • A. 

      Shush very loudly.

    • B. 

      Move to a new seat.

    • C. 

      Inform the manager.

  • 5. 
    When I lose change in a vending machine, I
    • A. 

      Never kick and shake the machine, but try another one.

    • B. 

      Sometimes kick and shake the machine, depending on how hungry I am.

    • C. 

      Usually kick and shake the machine. I hate feeling ripped off.

  • 6. 
    In a crowded lot, I notice that someone has parked in two spaces. I  
    • A. 

      Leave a note on the person's car, pointing out how inconsiderate he or she is.

    • B. 

      Entertain thoughts of scratching the car, but drive away.

    • C. 

      Drive on until I find another parking spot.

  • 7. 
    One morning, the paper is late. I
    • A. 

      Go on with my morning and decide to read the paper during dinner.

    • B. 

      Call the distribution office to let them know.

    • C. 

      Get frustrated and upset because my morning routine has been interrupted.

  • 8. 
    At a restaurant, I notice that people seated after me receive their meals  first. I
    • A. 

      Feel I am being overlooked and complain to the waitress.

    • B. 

      Reason that my food must take longer to cook and wait patiently.

    • C. 

      Lose my appetite and leave the restaurant.

  • 9. 
    A person is making an illegal left-hand turn in front of me. I 
    • A. 

      Honk my horn and make obscene gestures as I wait.

    • B. 

      Swerve erratically into the next lane to make my point.

    • C. 

      Deduce that the person must have a good reason to make the turn and wait patiently.

  • 10. 
    Only one window is open at the bank, and a large line is forming. I 
    • A. 

      Check my items to make sure that my transaction won't take long.

    • B. 

      Roll my eyes, let out a sigh, and check my watch.

    • C. 

      Complain loudly to the customers around me.