Wednesday, 30 April 2008



• the feeling of being upset or annoyed, esp. because of inability to change or achieve something:
Today I feel like screaming with frustration.

• an event or circumstance that causes one to have such a feeling:
The inherent frustrations of bad organisation.

• the prevention of the progress, success, or fulfillment of something:
The frustrations of one's work standards.

[Origin: 1425–75; late ME frustracioun • frustrātiōn- (s. of frustrātiō) deception, disappointment.]

Ways of coping with frustration:
• screaming (- usually at someone other than the "frustrator"),
• crying (- preferably in the toilets),
• shouting (- see screaming),
• banging head on desk (- watch out for sharp objects),
• digging nails into palms while smiling sweetly,
• retrating to the balcony for a smoke (- although this might result in premature death),
• going home.

... And getting a 4 day weekend.

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