Tuesday, June 23, 2009
I Wonder Why That Is...?
You ever notice how the little things in everyday life can sometimes drive you nuts?
Probably wouldn't even bother you, but on some days, if you even notice them at all, they will get to the point that they drive you crazy! I wonder why that is?
Things like the expressions some folks use when talking, like "You know?" at the end of every sentence. Things like the annoying habit someone may have of drumming their fingers when they are thinking. Some of the most annoying things that can drive you over the edge if you notice are people that hum to themselves, but it's always a tune that you don't recognise or it's out of tune! Another is those of us that chew gum and can manage to make little popping sounds about every three chews. How about the people that will sit for hours on end and pop their knuckles:? That's always a lot of fun to listen to...
Now sometimes when these people are in the same room as you, you can just get up and leave . But if you get trapped with them in a car or truck on a long trip, it can almost lead to doing some serious bodily harm to someone!
I know that we should not let the little things get to us, but sometimes you just can't help it. It's human nature, I guess. Now, my question is this...how do we deal with it? How do we stop someone from doing these little things that, once we notice them, become a major problem?
Several things that immediately come to mind would stop it, but I think most of them are illegal! In fact, I know they are...! If you get up and leave the room, folks think you are being rude or anti-social. If you ask them to please stop doing whatever it is they are doing because it is becoming annoying, they think you are being rude and bossy! If you stand up, approach the person making the offending noise, get right down in their face and say "If you don't stop that, I'm gonna hurt you!", someone is going to call the cops... count on it!
The two best legal ways of stopping all of these little things from getting to the point of disaster are actually quite simple! The first one id to slowly stand up, open your mouth, and let out the loudest, longest, most blood curdling scream you possibly can. When done, look around the room at all the shocked faces and say "Thanks, I needed that!" Then sit back down and wait for the men in the white coats to show up, cause you just know that someone is on that annoying little cell phone they always carry, asking for help from the mental health people!
The second is a lot easier...quietly stand up, excuse yourself, go pack all that you can carry, and head out for parts unknown to anyone but yourself! It may be rude, but at least you can bet that no one will follow...they wouldn't dare!!
However, we all know that none of these things are going to happen because we are never around folks that act like this, right? Yeah, right!
Now, my friend, let's get some fresh coffee and sit at the patio table for a bit. You can tell me what I do that annoys you, OK? OK!