We’ve shown you how text expansion can save you hours of typing per day, but it can also save you a lot of stress when dealing with the arseholes in your life. Here’s how.
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Conflict and disagreement are good and important, but really only when they’re used effectively and both parties are civil. Sometimes these things turn people into arseholes. None of us are exempt—we’ve all handled things poorly from time to time and it’s especially easy to respond poorly when someone else starts the fight. To get around this problem and also alleviate the stress of dealing with arseholes, we can turn to text expansion.
Recently I added ,arsehole to my TextExpander snippets. It expands to the following:
I’m open to hearing what you have to say and having a discussion about it, but I have a policy of ignoring people who take a malicious approach to conversation. I felt something that you said fell under this heading, and if you’d like to try again with a kinder approach, I’d be happy to have a conversation with you.
When I get an email that’s rude or mean, rather than reading any further I just type ,arsehole and press send. It saves a lot of time, stress, and has—on several occasions—actually led to some good discussion.