Okay, so maybe the picture above is a bit extreme, but I think it helps get my point across. Although, if it were a couple of guys and there was alcohol involved, this would certainly be a possible outcome.
Anyway… stop taking your bad moods out on others, especially if they aren’t the reason you’re in a bad mood in the first place.
Also, stop thinking it’s okay to be mean to others just because you’re in a bad mood, you’re having a bad day, or something bad happened in your life. We all have bad moods. We all have bad days. We all have bad things happen in our lives. You’re not special. So stop using those as excuses to be mean to others. STOP.
I can’t believe how often this happens, whether it is to myself or to others. I grew up with a dad who would take his bad moods out on my mom, brother, sister, and I. I currently work with someone who does this. I’ve seen someone do it on the metro. I’ve seen someone do it at the grocery store. The worst seems to be at restaurants when the poor servers are belittled and demeaned by a self-proclaimed aristocrat. I see it all too often. And it just isn’t fair.
On top of this, the people on the receiving end or who are third-party bystanders are too quick to forgive these people, even if they are repeat offenders. I believe in forgiveness, IF you’ve fucked up once, twice, or maybe even thrice. But when you continue to do the same shit – continue to take your bad mood out on others and put them in an uncomfortable position and bring them down with you – that’s where I draw the line. You need to be called out. And I will call you out next time you do this and I witness it.
This is a perfect example of a moment when we need to catch ourselves in the act, look in the mirror, and proceed in a different manner. So turn that frown upside down and stop bringing other people down with you. Let’s all bring each other up.
In case you are wondering how you can get out of your funk without negatively affecting other people, here are a few articles that might help:
Banish a Bad Mood in 15 Minutes
10 Ways to Let Go and Overcome a Bad Mood
How to Overcome Bad Moods: 8 Steps
Now stop doing this.