STAGE 1 - THE GRADUAL DECLINE
The annoying incidents start to roll in. It progressively brings down my mood.
Normal things like traffic, red lights bother me.
Having to stop at a gazillion floors in an elevator before getting to my floor. Smelly people make things much worse.
Getting in the wrong line, behind the wrong person.
STAGES 2 & 3 - THE TIPPING POINT & FAST DECLINEAfter a stream of bad luck, I've had enough. Any one little thing triggers an instant intensely sour mood.
I discover a new pimple in the mirror. (So gross, note the whitehead)
The pimple screams out at me.
Fed up. Totally angry.
So now I'm just grumpy for while. Argh.
STAGES 4 & 5 - MAXIMUM CAPACITY & RE-STABILIZATION
Then yet another something goes wrong...
Such as I trip and fall, landing in a crumpled heap.
At this point, all this is more than my bad mood can handle. My rage has reached its climax.
Suddenly I reflect and realize things aren't so bad- could be much worse.
All this happening in one day is so ridiculous it might even be funny.
So I laugh to myself like a crazy person and life is good again.