I've told so many people about this image in my mind that I decided to create it and post it here for you. (I'm pretty sure there is some reason I'm not supposed to do this, since it's STAPLES' image for their advertisements, soI'm giving them credit right here and nowfor the original.) This is adapted from STAPLES' big red button.
The edited version is my idea.
When I hear things that are clearly bulls**t, or when I am with someone whose company I can barely tolerate, I now see this button in my mind's eye.
I push it, and it makes a sound that has no word to describe it. "Beep!" is as close as I can get, but it's far more gutteral and dismissive than that.
Once that button is pushed, a trap door opens up below the person, and away they go - at least, in my mind's eye.
It's very satisfying.
I felt the need to share that with you. Feel free to use it, when necessary.