The stressful time at work has moderated and things are much better now and so am I. Stress can do terrible things to you, even perhaps changing your personality.
I recall the day we bought our house in Rosamond Street, Balacalava. Afterwards we went out for a slap up lunch, at the Hawksburn McDonalds, ho hum. There were maybe six of us and we just weren't getting served. I suppose it was some sort of stress release after buying the house, but at the top of my voice, I demanded service. The restaurant went silent. We were served promptly. The people I was with to the last looked very embarrassed and remained silent.
Such behaviour is very out of character for me. While I am not the type to suffer in silence, nor am I the type to raise my voice. I like to the think I go about things quietly and effectively. Voice raising seldom helps any situation. While we did immediately get served, I had embarrassed the people I was with, made people eating there uncomfortable and I ultimately felt quite foolish.
So was it stress release related behaviour? I don't recall feeling better afterwards. Very odd business, really. Never happened since.
Promise there will be something cheerful for Sunday.