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DearSugar's Venting Machine: Coffee Shop Showdown

DearSugar's Venting Machine: Coffee Shop Showdown

Welcome to DearSugar’s Venting Machine, a place to air and share your daily grievances.

Research strongly indicates that rumination and pent-up frustration are bad for our well-being and our relationships. Let it go here, girls, so it doesn’t follow you home.


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While waiting to order my morning cup of joe in a busy, neighborhood coffee shop, I was roughly interrupted by the woman next to me, who presumed I had cut her in line. I immediately apologized, explaining how confusing the lines were, and insisted she go ahead of me. Her only response was to roll her eyes and sigh with disgust. It can make me a little crazy when an honest apology for an honest mistake isn't enough, especially before the first cup of coffee.

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