It is my intention to be a sweetheart of an old lady. I will call people 'Love'. I will be sugar and spice and everything nice. I will braid my grey hair and have a rocking chair on the deck. I will bake pies and cool them in the window. I will wear an apron. I will drink Earl Grey and knit mittens for my grandchildren.
I WILL NOT leak my pestilence onto what could have been someone's perfectly lovely day.
I WILL NOT rain down unmerited accusations because I WILL NOT be selfish and entitled.
I WILL NOT sneer and mock and poke snide remarks just because I don't get my way immediately.
I WILL NOT cause the poor girl behind the desk to sputter apology and feel small and want to hide beneath said desk until I finally get my way after telling someone else off.
It is my VOW to be a sweetheart of an old lady. It is my VOW to be nothing like you who attacked me and my integrity when I was doing nothing but exactly what I was supposed to be doing.