i did not do so good with the patience. i, honest to god, have tried. but, my tone was somehow always irritated, and i couldn't ever just shut up or sit quietly when this person continuously nonstop pushed my buttons. i am not super proud of that.
i did, however, give a truly whole-hearted effort to the cause of not getting fired because of my absolute intolerance. so far, so good. what to do next time?