That about sums it up!

By: sonofabeach96

Jan 16 2016

Category: Uncategorized

31 Comments

This pretty well sums me up.  Now, as I’ve aged, acquired more confidence in who I am, and developed a “Fuck you if you don’t like me” attitude, I’m able to operate in social settings and deal with people in general with more aplomb.  But every now and then, I’m reminded why I really don’t have much tolerance for some people and their bullshit.

Simply watching the news, reading a newspaper, or being shown stories from my wife’s Facebook feed is enough to turn me off to humanity rather quickly.  Encountering an asshat in person is much more maddening.  I try to see the good in people, every single one.  Give them the benefit of the doubt.  I’m accepting of differences in lifestyle and opinion.   And I certainly don’t think I’m perfect.  Not by a long stretch.  I’ve made more than my share of mistakes.  Believe me.  I fully realize that we all have our bad days and bad moods.  I get that.  However, some people and their behaviors go way beyond human error and fallacy and take a wide stride over the line of acceptableness, stepping firmly into the land asshole-ishness.

Don’t get me wrong, I do not dislike people in general.  I believe in my heart that the majority of people are good and kind and considerate.  But the old adage about one bad apple is true.  One jerkoff can affect dozens of others.  Can stain the flow of an otherwise fine day.  Can re-affirm the desire to retreat to my sanctuary, where the nearest human being, who’s not married to me or from my gene pool, is over a mile away.

I can only handle so much mingling with the general population in a given day, even a good one.  When one of those individuals comes in and hikes a leg on everyone’s day, my tolerance begins to ebb with every snide remark, eye roll, and attempt to drag all of us into the depths of their negative rabbit hole.  I struggle to hold my tongue, turn the other cheek, and not let it affect my own mood.

Today was one of those days. If you weren’t already aware, it’s Monday.  And if you weren’t already aware, Monday’s really suck!  Exponentially so when someone gets their asshole on, at your expense.  I usually prefer to ease into my Mondays, to have a mellow transition into the grind of a long and often exhausting work week after enjoying the freedom of the weekend.  This dillweed shot that notion straight to hell, and in short order.  Now I’m left to seethe silently, avoid going off on them, and maintain my easygoing facade while truly wanting to state what I think of them, in no uncertain terms.  After all, I kinda need my paycheck, ya know?

Anyway, I hope your day started better than mine.  May your Monday not become an absolute suck-fest due to the piss poor mood of another.  Just remember, it’s one day closer to Friday.

My songs of the are:

“Wish You Well” by Bernard Fanning

“Go Back Now” by Bridge 19

“That’s Not Really Funny” by The Eels

“May You Never” by John Martyn

“I Hurt You” by The Pretenders

“I Scare Myself” by Dan Hicks and The Hot Licks (feat. Ricky Lee Jones)

“Who Needs You?” by Aretha Franklin

“Habit of Mind” by k.d. Lang &The Siss Boom Bang

 

31 comments on “That about sums it up!”

  1. AW! Crap! I’m sorry! Hope it gets better later on today. Hang in there.

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  2. Here’s hoping the rest of your week is asshat-free! Well, you can always hope, right?

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  3. So far, three of my coworkers have had IT “emergencies” that include: printer not being on, being unable to open a wireless mouse to change the batteries and “my email doesn’t work” (wrong PW). Sigh. It’s not even 8:00 yet.

    BUT the weather is beautiful and misty in Southern California today. It was the PERFECT day to drive to work with this song on repeat:

    Hope your day improves a bit. And that the jerkoffs keep to themselves a bit 🙂

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    • I’m just not gonna make direct eye contact. 😃
      And it was 5 degrees with a wind chill of -8 here this morning! Talk about sucking! 😃
      That’s a good song. Love Ani DiFranco.

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  4. Good Morning to Tuesday…hope your was better than Monday….Oh my I have the same attitude as you….when I turned 40, close to 20 years ago, my attitude took a huge turn….the good ole “F-Y” attitude just appeared and man has it changed my life….it started with a divorce from the most controlling man I have ever had in my life…true freedom….and from then on it been a move to solitude even more that before….like you I tolerate the human race, with the exception of close friends and family….I can’t do the “girlfriend” thing…I hate to sit around and gossip and dish people….I hold everyone accountable for there actions and sometimes that gets me in trouble with my smart mouth…LOL I need to learn to keep my blatant opinions to myself…that’s another reason I love this community….you say it like it is and that’s that…good post…I can work this into a rant about the news and people rolling there eyes….so its better that I just say….thanks for a great post…..do what I used to do at work….just keep smiling….and then they wonder what your smiling at….LOL works every time……xxkat

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