Two people will argue and swear to get nowhere. Just blunt actions that result in a double loss.
Would any of you like to share your pearls of wisdom on verbal aikido?
Last year, one of my co-worker's clients smeared his own feces on a window. Since we both had recently taken a "Verbal Alternatives" class, I suggested to other employees that my co-worker didn't pay enough attention during training.
When she heard what I was telling other people, she lashed out at me! Her only defense was the pathetic excuse that people who play with their own pooh are too irrational and that verbal alternatives won't work.
Since she was being a total sh_thead about the whole thing, I had to do a little verbal alternatives or verbal aikido or whatever-you-want-to-call-it myself. I calmly told her that I never had to see one of my client's fecal fingerpaintings.
For some strange reason that I don't understand, she thinks I'm a total as_hole.
at least I pay attention in class,