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Time for Anger
Date: Sent Wednesday, July 20, 2022
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Herman was afflicted with an explosive personality that caused him more and more problems at home and on the job. Finally, his distressed family persuaded him to enter an anger-management course.

Herman's therapy included an alarm clock on his bedroom table that was tuned in to his brain by electronic pulses. Every time Herman flew into a tantrum, the clock would explode into a loud and irritating ring that wouldn't stop until he calmed down.

For quite a while, Herman deeply resented the noisy timepiece, but eventually he came to see that it was helping him to control his anger. He would even sing to it: "Clock of rages, left for me. Let me chide myself with thee."

"Time for Anger" from "The Ants Are My Friends" by Richard Lederer & Stan Kegel ((C)2007 Marion Street Press); "Rock of ages, cleft for me. Let me hide myself in thee" from "Rock of Ages" by Thomas Hastings and Augustus M. Topland.

Received from Stan Kegel.

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