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Do you have a long one or a short one?

My fuse to anger if longer than most people. Having such a long fuse often gives people the idea that I am a pushover. Do you have a long stem, short, or somewhere in between before you explode?

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Depends on the situation.

MrChange Level 7 Aug 30, 2018

No fuse. I turn and walk away.


This right here...


It's pretty long for the most part, but when it blows it blows.

I've gotten to the point where I will call out people for being jerks in public though. .


And there was me thinking this was going to be todger related.

For the want of a better phrase I have the patience of job when at work but outside of that an increasingly short tolerance of fuckwits smile001.gif

ipdg77 Level 8 Aug 27, 2018

I have a very long fuse that usually explodes into tears at the end lol


Didn't even know I am supposed to have one !!

IamNobody Level 8 Aug 27, 2018

I used to think that I had a short fuse but I actually have a long fuse.....I tend to simmer.


I rarely get mad. When I do it is becsuse it has simmered. Then I border on irrational. It brings on my flight response instead of fight because I feel so out of control mentally. It has happened a hand ful of times with a couple of people.

gigihein Level 8 Aug 27, 2018

Me too.


It takes a lot to make me really angry. When I hit that point I don't explode -- I just get quieter and quieter. Finally, if the nonsense continues I may blow up, or I may just quietly remove the person from my life. For the last few years I have mostly been angry about the continued rape of our country and the idiots who are getting away with it because they have hurt/killed so many people and couldn't care less unless they themselves get hurt, too.


generally I try to use nice until I run out of it. when you're out of it, well you're out of it. yet, when I see that nice isn't going to be effective, I set it aside and save it for those who could use it later.

hankster Level 9 Aug 27, 2018

Well put.


Very long fuse attached to a very large bomb, as my mom used to say (in reference to both our anger)


I decided quite some time ago that anger wasn't good for me, so I have been getting rid of it, as well as the sources. (No more political talk radio, at all). And now looking at this question I can't really recall being angry in some time. I let a lot of things go, so that already long fuse usually dies out.

Byrdsfan Level 8 Aug 27, 2018

Depends on what is going on, and how much I need to be involved.


It really depends. I can have both depending on the circumstances.

BeeHappy Level 9 Aug 27, 2018

I usually anger LONG before I let people know about it

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