Thursday, May 29, 2008

The road outside my house is paved with good intentions

My commitment to peace lasted less than 24 hours.

Yesterday started off with a nice little yelling match with my son that could not be avoided. Then I went into my daughter's room and it was a pigsty so I left her a passive aggressive note on the door that said she needed to clean up her room or move out (actually, there's nothing passive about that note so let's just call it aggressive).

Then I'm at the grocery store and there is one line that is feeding into 4 self checkouts and I am next in line and this woman decides she's going to create a NEW LINE beside me because she sees that the checkout on the right was moving fast so she thought she'd sneak in there and instead of ignoring her since she only had a couple of things I told her that there was ONE LINE and it was behind me and then I moved my cart to cut her off. She did get behind me, though. I mean, it would be one thing if she asked me nicely if she could go before me but this sense of entitlement that certain people have is pissing me off big time.

Last but not least, my doorbell rings and I always check to see who it is first through these little side blinds and as I'm peeking out, the guy outside is peeking in (hate that!!) so I open the door and he tries to sell me pest control. I told him I wasn't interested and he asked me how I knew I wasn't interested and I'm just telling you that door to door salesmen need to back the fuck off me with their smartass remarks. I asked him if he knew how to read and he said yes so I told him to take a stroll back to the front of the neighborhood and take notice of the NO SOLICTING sign, then I slammed the door and locked it behind me.

So, yeah, this serenity thing is working out well.

Moving on...Coming to my blog and seeing comments is so delightfully surprising to me. I was worried that the whole thing would be a drag but so far it's such a positive and I love positives. I'm very appreciative of those who've stopped by.

The weather is starting to clear so I'm off for a run. It's my way of getting high without doing anything illegal.


momofonefornow said...

This is exactly the kind of mood I'm in today. I had one of those Ally McBeal moments today where I envisioned myself ramming my car into some other idiot's car. Where do these people learn to drive and why do they believe that their time is any more significant than mine?

Anyway, your post made me smile. Thanks!

sara said...

Thanks for the well wishes, comments always me feel better! Your post has me smiling, and the run has me so darn envious. Before this IVF, previa, cervix fiasco I was running 5 miles a day. I miss it so run a mile for me, okay?

Swistle said...

I totally love that you told off that salesperson. They have SOME CHEEK with their "I have an answer to any argument you may present to me, because I have been fully trained!" thing.

Kim said...

Ooooh! I hate those kind of people whether it be cutting in line or saying whatever they want taking no mind to other people's feelings! You are right some people's sense of entitlement just has me stupefied! Where are their mothers!?!

Christy said...

This is totally funny...although, I'm sure it didn't seem so at the time. At least you have a healthy way to deal with stress. I need to get me some of that. I think reading your blog just might be a good influence on me! :)

BTW--thanks for the b-day wishes. I had a great day.

MoxieMamaKC said...

Hang in there! I'm laughing out loud because I had a day identical to yours last week. I call those kind of days "The World's Pissing Me Off For No Particular Reason" Days. They usually pass! Very nice post.

Shinejil said...

Nothing like a run when the world has been making you want to tear your hair out.

Here from nlcm

Juicy said...

You are funny. I spoke loudly to a man at Home Depot the other day who did just what your grocery woman did. He acted like he hadn't seen the line of about 5 people. Jerk. :)

I wish I had your attitude about running. When I get mad, I just want to eat or surf the net. Neither of which makes me any skinnier!!

Candid Engineer said...

I always lie to door-to-door salespeople if I can. Selling something car-related? I don't have a car. Selling candy? I'm diabetic. Anything to move them onto the next house. :o)

Panamahat said...


I often have days like this. I wonder if it is because there are just too many a$$hats around, or whether I am just a sorry intolerant person. I like to think it is the former :-)

Thanks for dropping by my blog. My flood issue has now resolved itself but now there is the small matter of cleanup. At least I saved the pump!

Sam said...

I studied queuing (lines) in college and the way you stood in line is the most efficient. It really pisses me off when people can't understand that concept. Go you!