An individual’s spouse began to work on their nerves.
It was nothing earth shattering or potentially disastrous; it was just the little annoyances that one does that begins to accumulate.
However, the individual had encountered this problem before…
...and did the worst thing possible.
Today, they decided not retort as they had done in the past.
Doing that made them a weak individual in their mind, since their spouses actions incensed them to the point of anger which was an irrational response to something very benign.
As their spouse carried on with the individual staying unmoved, the annoyances soon became torture.
As they were just about to speak up, they realized that if they did, an “actual” problem would be created.
That eased most of the pressure until the whole thing was over as soon as it began.