So, I got scratched, slapped, and bit the other day. I accomplished my objective, but neither one of us was happy.
The confession is that, at the time, I wished they would have broken a tooth when they bit me. Not because it would teach them a lesson, because at this stage of their disease-process, they aren't capable of learning. Solely for revenge.
I can't be the only one who feels this way. Still, it bothers me when I feel like I'm losing control. Wishing punishment on someone is not the same as meting it out myself, but thoughts are things and can become actions.
I'm only human, but I expect to be better than that.