Friday, September 12, 2008

I'm losing my manners


Ask me do I care.

Nope, especially not lately.

Even little things are really getting to me and it's becoming harder and harder for me to ignore my God given ability to release a little steam by using quite a bit sarcasm.

While trying to get supper done and laid out the other night, for a serve-your-own-damned-self kind of meal, James walked into the kitchen, looked around, and said,

"Did you slice up any tomatoes to go with supper?"

I, not being in the mood for conversation with a man who's first words as he comes in the door are, "What's for supper?" said, "Nope".

He said, "Yes you did, there they are."

I said, "Then why did you ask?"

I heard Jerri snickering over by the fridge and told her, "You'll learn, you've got to take your jabs where you can."

Then, early this evening, I'm at the Kwik stop/gas station that's about 5 miles away to take Zach to meet Jerri and Bubbie so he can go to the football game with them, and I had pulled into a parking place facing the side of the building, then ran inside to get a couple of things. When I came out there were 2 cars parked behind me. One was empty but after a minute or so, the driver of that car came out and moved. The other car had a young lady sitting in it who was looking in the mirror, flipping her hairdo, acting like she had all the time in the world. Being already p'od about what idiots they were for parking there, I waited for a few minutes before I completely lost my manners, then I got out of my truck and walked over to ask her if she was planning to spend the night there.

She said, " Huh?" I said, "Kindly move the beauty treatments out of my way so I can go home tonight."

So, she did.

I backed out of the parking spot, and the only clear way out of the parking lot was blocked by some ASS in a big ol Yukon who had not parked but was sitting there, in the way, waiting for someone who was inside.

So I sat there passing the time by making faces at them and occasionally waving this funny little wave using only one finger on my right hand. I don't reckon they were paying me much attention, I'm not sporting a black eye or anything.

I wonder if they make a pill to calm these sarcastic urge? My grandmother would not be proud.

17 comments:

Diane of Crafty Passions said...

Nope she would not be happy but I am sure you felt good afterwards!
We all get quirky days where our tempers are flaring,don't fret....think happy thoughts and all will be well.LOL!!!
( Were so hard on ourselves aren't we!)
Diane

Donna said...

There are times when I lose my manners too. It's when I get surrounded by too many people who are rude to me. It sounds like you are reacting, not initiating. And you can't be a doormat either and let people take advantage of you. It's a fine line, but I don't think you were rude in any of the examples you gave (though Miss Manners would frown on the the finger wave, LOL). You reacted to what they initiated.

Rhonda said...

Yes we all have those kinds of days. I have had days when someone would just look at me I would go off like a firework. I always tell myself take a deep breath and say MOOOOO SAAAAAA!!!

bermudabluez said...

Sometimes you just feel like knockin' 'em up side the head!!! If you find that pill, let me know!

Donna said...

I know you've got a lot on your plate, my little love...When people don't look around, that simply means, they only care about one person...themselves. That young lady probably learned a lesson that day...and you were the teacher. Good for you...and for Some unknown genetic fault??...men are just build that way...idiots!!Hahahaaaaa....I Love You!!! Hang in there!!hughugs

Attila The Mom said...

You need to get a taser. Nobody blocks me in any more. LOL

Just Joni said...

You are TOO funny! My entire family is on the sarcastic side so I can appreciate your mood and reaction to those individuals who drive with blinders on...it probably would have helped the blood pressure if you would have replaced the one-finger wave with a long and steady sound of the horn until you pulled out of there...it always makes me feel better!

Cindra said...

People today live in a "all about me" world. They think in a small circle. I was talking about that to the janitor who cleaned my room at the hospital. If we would all communicate and get the word out, maybe things would change for a week or two, but selfishness has been modeled for too long now.

Louise said...

I'm sure there's a pill, but someone needs to do it! If the sarcastic among us took the pills, then who would tell the idiots of the world that they ARE idiots! I'm sure they don't know until someone tells them.

PEA said...

Remind me never to block your way! LOL Oh Brenda, I so understand, though, how some people can test your patience no end!!! I'm not brave enough to give someone the finger but I can sure swear a blue streak under my breath! lol xoxo

jazzi said...

It beats me how so many people don't seem to pay any attention to anyone but themselves. I believe your comments were justified!

Brent said...

Quite honestly, Brenda, you had every reason to feel the way you did. People are so inconsiderate these days! ARGH, don't get me started...

Maria said...

Hallo Brenda, thanks for coming over. Oh my dear, sorry that you had to get so angry. I know that feeling and sometimes I would also like to explode!
Happy when it's over...
Have a nice day!

Debbie said...

ROFL..I love this! No, no pill needed. You just get fed up after awhile and need to let it GO!! You did completely right by venting in the direction needed and that's great!

Then a couple days pass and then back to happy go lucky. It's normal! And doesn't it fee GREAT??

zzop357 said...

Your not the one who needs pill. As far as I know, they don't make a pill to help the idiots in this world. If they did I know a lot of teens and their parents that need them. You know, the little stuck-up ones that walk down the middle of the street and don't have sense enough to move? No brainer, Car= 3000lbs, kid = 110lbs. Who do you think is gonna win? Duh.LOL
Yes we have some smart cookies in this town.You say something to them you get:" I'm gonna tell my parents". Well duh your parents can't out-run a car either!!!
As for something that helps with the moods, Cenestin, hormones. Calms you right down, takes the urge off the desire to say, "Heres your sign". LOL
I hope your feeling a little better. The girls are so pretty, all of your grandkids are.
God bless Brenda, Donna

Sharon Ellery said...

I can so relate. I find a really good, loud scream helps me feel better, the kids laugh and those that are !!??&*% me off get the message sometimes...LOL..

Sharon

Nita Jo said...

Laughed myself silly when I read this one! Oh, I am so glad I'm not the only one who has a rude day now and then...

Funny... I always think of my Grandma or Grandpa when I have one of mine.

*HUGS*
Nita Jo