Have you ever wondered where certain sayings come from? Or why folks adopt them as part of their everyday vernacular? I worked with a lady from Arkansas who, when referring to someone who was really upset, she would say they looked like they were going to have a set of dishes. Huh? I have heard the same situation referred to as, so angry that they had a litter of kittens. Okay. Mad as a wet hen. yep that one I get. So hot, you could light a match from his forehead. Blue in the face, stomping mad. Gonna straighten out that horseshoe with his bare hands. Fighting mad. Wow, all those sayings have their own power, but nothing says mad like what???????? Okay that's it I'm gonna count to three............mommy mad.
Some folks just walk around mad. My Dad was like that. Seemed like he just couldn't have a good day unless he made someone else as mad as he was. All of us have bad days, when we don't feel good, or something hasn't gone quite like we hoped it would, or disappointment rears its ugly head and sticks out its tongue.
There are those who hide anger and sorta grit their teeth and smile venomously. Those who can't get mad cuz they don't like confrontation, those who enable anger by saying I'm not mad and then act like they are wounded. But you guys are smarties and know all this already.
My sweet man and I met a very angry man tonight. Wanted to pick a fight with us over a parking place at a restaurant. I am going to ask you all to do something for me. Pause for just a moment and say "bless you jerk" to this man and all the thousands of others just like him who have a social interaction disorder. Kinda does make ya wonder what the heck is going on in our world.
Polite, kind, gentle, nice.....are they antiquated behaviors? I think not , but on a lovely Indian Summer evening on a date with my sweet man I have to stop and wonder. Hmmmmm.