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My grandmother had the soul of a look-out wasp, the sentry that first notices anything or anyone who comes too close to the nest. It releases pheremones or gestures to announce "danger" to the rest of the wasps, causing them to swarm to the source of the alarm -- human, dog, cat -- and commence to sting unquestioningly.
In our family, it took but one soft whisper from Grandmother and all the cousins, nephews and sisters would sniff danger and turn on some offending family member. It was a neat trick.
Not once in the 30 years I knew her did Grandmother raise her voice or fight her own fights. Passive aggression is strong venom.