Circumstances aren’t always to our liking and I have battled them more than once, sometimes winning and sometimes losing.
Put in about 160 miles today just driving around the Metroplex and was reminded I am not who I once was. I moved well over a thousand pounds worth of assorted items and I feel it.
Had it been straight iron it wouldn’t hurt like it does, but it wasn’t and it came in assorted shapes and sizes so it was awkward.
It was part of a calculated move on my part designed to set certain things and make circumstances work for me down the road but I can’t say it did.
What I know is I am breathing fire and if the silence from some areas is a signal I am a big scary man but when you call down the lightning you better be prepared for it striking danger close.
Disappointed with some who ought to know better but never seem to and so I continue to do my own thing because sometimes there is no one you can rely upon.
Add a couple of comments on Nextdoor as another reason for being irked and confess to having told a neighbor their comment might be the dumbest and most selfish thing I have read today.
Might As Well Put It In A Bottle
Been battling with someone else who just isn’t getting it and whose response makes me think about tearing a door or two off of the hinges.
It takes work not to because they are among the very small group who can get under my skin. I am 100 percent certain Dad would relate and say something about payback.
I am also certain even he would recoil from the look he would get for that.
Had a guy whose name rhymes with Artie say something that had me respond with is everyone with your name dumber than a rock and lack self awareness.
They asked me if I thought they deserved that remark and I suggested we just walk away.
“I really want to know what you think.”
“No, you don’t.”
“Josh, I deserve an explanation.”
“What you deserve are Ex-Lax brownies, an attitude adjustment and a Mohel who is blind and drunk.”
“What is a mohel? You’re kidding right.”
“No, I’d grab you by the head with both hands and shake it, but you might like that and I am afraid of the rattling noise it would make.”
“Has anyone told you that you are weird?”
“Dumber than a rock and lacks self awareness is an understatement.”
I have been in a take no prisoners mode for a while now. Kind of reminds a bit of a message board I was on years ago.
That was probably when I first began to get a sense of how poorly educated and how irrational people were in their decision making.
It was definitely where I first saw tribalism as an adult.
They suspended me when some people cried about my demanding they back up their allegations and eventually they banned me.
I created a new account a time or two and came back for a bit. It was kind of ridiculous but a few people thought they had figured out who I was and said I was some guy named Schwartz.
They were so certain it made me want to play along and try to see what other nonsense they would come up with.
Eventually they figured out if you ban by IP address and not by user name it is more effective. I checked back in once or twice after that, but mostly left it alone because there was no point.
Every few years I slip back in out of curiosity to see if anyone is still around but no one is. It was an interesting place in some ways, changed my life in a few.
There is more truth in that quote than you know and so few are willing to take action. Some might say I once was, but not anymore and not for a long time.
Circumstances may slow some things but eventually some changes come about because doing nothing is unacceptable.
Always better to try and fail so that you can live with yourself because you will always know if you did not.
Time is ticking and one day there will be no more ticks and no more sound from some quarters.