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Thursday, October 7, 2010

I Get Mad.

So one of Mama Kat's writing prompts this week was this: What makes you mad and what are you going to do about it? 

For the most part, I think I'm a pretty even-keeled person.  In fact, I have taken personality tests that have summed me up as a person who tends to have a calming effect on those around me. 

But mad I do get.

I get mad at my boys almost daily, mostly for fighting/bickering with each other or for back talking me. 

I  get mad at insurance companies and large corporations every.single.time I have to deal with them.  

I get mad at rude salespeople who act as if they're doing me a huge favor to open a fitting room door for me or ring up my purchases. 

I get mad when my jeans feel too tight or my hair just won't cooperate.

I get mad when someone pulls out in front of me and then proceeds to drive extremely slow in a no passing zone.

I get mad when I see or hear of someone working the system. 

I get mad that I still, at the age of 39, have to occasionally deal with zits.

I get mad when I see litter in parking lots or on the side of the road. 

There are lots and lots of little things that get my dander up.

But these...

These are are the things that make me really, ReaLLY,  CRAZY  MAD!...

{Child or Animal Abuse/neglect.}

{Cancer and other serious illnesses}

{Really tragic things happening to really good people.}

{Close-mindedness and judgemental attitudes.}

{Terrorist attacks.}


{Seeing a pregnant woman smoking.}

{Hearing that one of my family members or friends has been or is being taken advantage of.}

{Outright Hypocrisy.}

{People who think they somehow have the right to take another life.} 

{God complexes.}

{Coaches/parents in little kids' sports that scream and yell at those kids and umpires as if they're professionals who are getting paid millions to be playing ball on that field/court.}

Yep.  Many of those things have made me go a little (or a lot!) postal at one time or another. Some so much so that I've behaved in a way that I was later ashamed of.

Some have left me shaking my head in disgust and wondering how it is possible to function as a human being while missing that very important part called a compassion chip.  

And some of them have just shaken my foundation so forcibly that all I could do was cry and ask why?. 


What am I going to do about it all?

I'm going to keep striving to control my temper by choosing my battles, speaking up when I feel it just, protecting and loving those God has placed in my care, and by trying my darndest to set a good example , as hard as it may sometimes be, because while there are many things in this life that make me angry, there are that many more that make me feel so blessed and grateful to have a voice and opportunity to make a difference where and when I can.

Of course, Chocolate, Wine and Blogging it out always help too! ;)

Read more writer's worshop posts at Mama's Losin' It. 

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  1. Well Diane, I think you are a passionate person and that's way better than being cold and indifferent. I enjoyed your post and am glad to have found your site. Stopping by from Mama Kats.

  2. You seem to be dealing with stuff so much better than me. I didn't choose this topic only because of the last part: "...what are you going to do about it."
    Lol, i think if I knew that, I might not be getting so mad.

  3. Love your ending line!!!

    And I get mad about a lot of the same stuff. You can't really focus too much on it though (unless you are in a position to do something about it) because it just gets too depressing and upsetting.

  4. Ha! I totally agree with your last line too!

    Following you back, nice to meet you :-)

  5. I really enjoyed your post. It's difficult to write about anger without becoming too emotional but you did a great job.

    Thank you so much for the follow; I'm following you as well!

    Jo Frances

  6. ok. my neighbor? she smoked thru 2 entire pregnancies. the first kid is a hyper nutfuck. the second kid? major asthma/pneumonia problems. she doesn't understand why. Why? Seriously? I could punch her.

  7. I get mad when (stupid...err, I mean unedicated) auditors ask me VERY STUPID questions at work. And I can't even blog about it b/c I need to keep my job :)

  8. I get mad too. And yes, I believe chocolate and wine solve everything. I happened upon you via Mamakat's about me post. Yours is so well done that I've become a new follower!