Saturday, November 23, 2019

'TIS THE SEASON TO BE CRANKY

By Mary Kennedy                                             

'Tis the season to be jolly, right? Wait, not so fast. Something is off this season and I feel positively churlish, cranky, even curmudgeonly.  And it seems quite a few other people feel the same way. Is it stress, the crowds, the pre-season sales, the endless traffic? The need to put on a happy face?

Maybe it's a combination of all those things. Today was the worst. Two people cut me off on the highway; one person went sailing through a stop sign and nearly flattened me on my daily walk.

Worse, during a quick trip to pick up coffee at Mickey D's, I saw a father and son leaving the parking lot, throwing their trash out their car window. Yes, out the window!  I was so annoyed I pulled into a space and picked up the trash myself. They spotted me and yelled, "Hey, girlie, they have people to do that!"

"Yeah, well, I don't see any."

"What a moron!" the father replied and father and son broke into raucous laughter.  A horrible braying laugh and with their overlarge teeth, they bore a striking resemblance to Mr. Ed, the talking horse. At least that image brought a smile to my face.

Maybe it's just me or maybe it's the rest of the country, but something feels off. I promise I'll be back and in a more cheery frame of mind on Monday!

By Mary Kennedy

9 comments:

Lorraine Bartlett said...

I'm sorry you had such a bad day. That man at McD's is bringing up a son who will be just as rude and ignorant as he is. That's sad. Hope today is better for you.

Dr. Mary Kennedy said...

Yes, it was really shocking to see the example that guy was setting for his son. Not the least bit embarrassed by his behavior.

Teddi1961 said...

How horrible to witness a father teaching is son how to be obnoxious! Today will be better. Have a fabulous day, Mary!
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Meg85242 said...

What a day! I'm so sorry! That guy is a jerk and raising a son who will enulate his actions! People ask what's wrong with the world? Here is an example.

Lynda S Turpin said...

I understand your mindset Mary. I have had a lot of days like that lately. I think it is a combination of things that cause it, and dealing with total jerks like that only make it worse. Hugs....

Tom Burns said...

There used to be an avant-garde superhero called The Badger who beat up on idiots like that...

Miss Merry said...

Not that we are not concerned that you were almost in two different vehicle accidents; but being so boorish in front of your child. Despicable.

Dr. Mary Kennedy said...

Thank you so much. everyone!! I was afraid I was making a big deal out of nothing, but it was really shocking to see a child being taught to disrespect the environment. And laughing at me, when I was trying to clean up their mess didn't help. There are some truly boorish people in the worldl Thanks so much for stopping by.

Jessica said...

You can't fix rude. I have tried and I just get my blood pressure up. Boorish people are everywhere ☹