Irritating co-workers, poor service, dishes in the sink. Aggravating!

We know we're not supposed to sweat the small stuff. We know we ought to take the high road and be kind, but the low road is so tempting.

In her "High Road" column, appearing Sundays in Variety, columnist Gail Rosenblum tackles our daily frustrations with humor and candor, helping us form thoughtful, honest responses.

Have a daily dilemma for Gail? Send it to gail.rosenblum@startribune.com.

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