Though I will admit that things have improved as an adult, I still have a terrible temper. I mean, like a really awful one. And to make things worse, I also have a quick temper. As I've said, it's all gotten better under control as I've grown up/aged/choose-your-own-adjective here. I remember the only time I lost my temper at work - years ago - and for the rest of the day, everyone gave me LOTS of space, as in not coming near me or even making eye contact. On the one hand, I was mortified that I had lost my temper at work, but it do I think made people realize that I actually had a tipping point, so I guess that part was good.
Anyway, I can remember that as a kid, one of my most favorite things to do was to play dominoes with my father. He was really good at it, and my goal was to win a game against him, which was nearly impossible.