Short Story: Losing My Cool

673 Words Feb 3rd, 2018 3 Pages
An interpersonal conflict is an expressed struggle between at least two interdependent people who perceive incompatible goals, scare resources, or interference in the achievement of goals (Beebe, Beebe, and Redmond 221). When a conflict happens, the relationship between the parties of the conflict may become weakened or strengthened. However, when a conflict is handled well, the conflict can be productive and lead to a deeper understanding of the situation at hand. A person comes across at least one incident in our lives that causes them to react to a conflict where he or she loses their cool. A situation at my daughter’s school caused me to lose control of any of my cognitive thinking processes. A classmate of hers put something in her water at break time and allowed her to drink it. Although, she informed the teacher, I never received a phone call or text informing me of the situation. An hour had passed by the time I found out. By the time I hunted down the principal, I was about ready to blow my top. I walked up to her and demanded a reason why I was not informed of the incident involving my daughter. By this time, I was so heated; I’m sure steam was coming from the top of my head. She asked me to take a deep breath and tell her what had upset me so much. By the time I finished, she was as upset as I was. The student was found and the substance seized. My daughter’s pediatrician was called to see…
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