1. I accept that I am under the control of a higher power (Muppet).

Self-righteous indignation

Good post by Scott Adams:

http://dilbertblog.typepad.com/the_dilbert_blog/2007/03/the_joy_of_righ.html

The time we got assigned a still-occupied room, we didn't get any special treatments.  Of course, we were staying someplace cheap like the Riviera and not in a suite.

Interface (by Neal Stephenson, originally published under a pen name) has a good section on this.  It's basically a focus group from hell, and at the end the guys running the session reveal that they're fucking with everyone's minds and, of course, everyone's pissed.  It ends w/ one guy saying "and that's why self-righteousness is the most powerful force in politics."
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March 21st, 2007 3:44am
Yes. It's good.

The way he says that complaining is a recreation and an emotional necessity, I have seen people who do haggling this way. They do a lot of talking before finishing a deal with no actual value derived.
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March 21st, 2007 10:46am

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