Ria: Hey, what’s going on?
Kiran: Not much. Right now I’m really pissed off.
Ria: Why are you freaking out?
Kiran: In the morning, I had an argument with my parents.
Ria: Oh.. that’s bad. What’s the issue?
Kiran: Same old crap. They are typical Indian parents who keep ticking me off. They want me to quit my job and get married.
Ria: Oh I see. They actually know how to work you up.
Kiran: Yeah. I lashed out at my father and left home such in a rage that I forgot my phone there.
Ria: Then what happened.
Kiran: I went back to get my phone but reached office late. My boss yelled at me for not submitting the report on time.
Ria: I guess you are really having a bad day.
Kiran: It got even worse. Right after the morning meeting, I blew up at one of my colleague and now I am feeling extremely bad about it.
Ria: That’s understandable given the kind of situation you are facing at home and work. You should go and apologize to him for your violent behavior.
Kiran: That’s not all. On my way to work I took a cab. And I took it out on that poor cab driver for being slightly late.
Kiran: As it turned out, he was also in a foul mood because of some reason and snapped back angrily at me. It was so humiliating yet I remained silent and didn’t utter a single word after that.
Ria: Oh dear, you poor thing. You shouldn’t allow anybody to get to you in such volatile situation.
Kiran: Yeah, I know. But in the heat of the moment it’s difficult to regulate your emotions. On reaching home in the evening, my mother is going to flip out on seeing the mess I made in my room earlier this morning.
Ria: Hey, try not to work yourself up on something that might not happen at all. Relax, let’s have lunch now.
Kiran: Sure thing! You are probably right. Let’s eat. I am famished by the way.
Ria: All the rage and anger makes you hungry.
Kiran: Right on! Good one. Let’s have lunch peacefully.