I got a big kick out of Bob's post about "not being able to get mad". It reminded me of something. I couldn't think what it was, and it bothered the heck out of me. Finally, I remembered an older "rant" that was kind of a poem, written back in 2003. I wanted Pearlsoup to start a new category for it, the category of "Being Ticked Off". I think it's worth repeating (??)Here you go!:
Considering My Inner Child
Considering my inner child,
I’d like to act on some of her reactions
To the events that happen to “adult me”.
I’d like to say “You’re a silly bureaucrat!”
To the woman who won’t send me the form
I need until I come to her office.
Her first appointment is on September 10,
20 days from now.
I need the form by my deadline, which is September 6th!
I’d like to say “You’re rude!”
To the credit card company that
“Has declined to continue our relationship”
Because I haven’t used their card in 2 years.
I tried to use it yesterday (it expires in late 2003),
And the Best Buy machine went,“Decline!”
Those credit card bemoths could have told me in advance,
I had to trundle all my merchandise back to the shelves.
My son has chronic insomnia.
Nothing helps, and we won’t give him anything
The school knows this, it’s a 504 Plan item.
So, (for cutting a class two days ago)
He’s in the school suspension room
For five hours straight, with only reading assignments.
He falls asleep in hour 4.
Down to the principal!
They give him –you guessed it, two more days of
In school suspension.
The principal says: “I didn’t know, I’m new here.”
My son's file, with the appropriate documentation,
Including the accomodation plan
Is sitting on her desk, in front of her.
It’s the fourth principal in the four years he’s been there.
My inner child wants to say…“For God’s sake, read your own paperwork!!!”
My inner child has days of childish delight, too.
But today, she’s just ticked off!!!
Got a pet peeve? Mad as hell and you're not going to take it any more? Write me the details, I'll pen you a poem! LOL.