Woman Angered When...
Woman Angered When Veiled Anger Expressed As Mock Anger Is Interpreted As Real Anger
CHEEKTOWAGA, NY—Anger was the order of the day Tuesday, when
area resident Gwen McCullers, 41, reacted angrily to husband Craig's
insinuation that she was angry. Sources report that real anger over an
inexpensive, thoughtless anniversary gift surfaced in the form of thinly
veiled mock anger on the part of Gwen, who suggested to Craig that
"another goddamn cheap beaded car seat" would be a suitable gift for his
mother's 70th birthday. Gwen's veiled anger, which she disguised as
mock anger, turned to openly displayed real anger when Craig responded,
"What? You said you didn't want to make a big deal out of the
anniversary." After 15 minutes of discussing the various complexities,
emotional underpinnings and larger implications of the previous
discussion, both parties walked off angrily. "I was just pretending to
be angry as a little joke," Gwen said angrily.