Dealing with people’s idiocy and ego in this world can be maddening. I try to find diversion in it because honestly what else can I do? I’m not going to cut off my foot to spite myself or in this case get angry.
So I’m doing my errands today, which I try to do on days I have plenty of time and no stressors because let’s face it….sometimes wandering around in the world can be stressful enough, without bringing your own stress to the equation. I didn’t have that luxury today, which trust me I know is what it truly is. I have a sick kid at home, another to take for her first girl parts appointment, two clients, and an empty fridge.
So off to Costco and Trader Joe’s I go. All was fine until I left Trader Joe’s and I start to feel the crunch of the clock breathing down my neck. I merge into the freeway and blow right through a brand new ramp meter. Then the big black truck beside me decided he didn’t want to let me merge in front of him. I ignored him as I wasn’t about to hit the breaks to let him pass me, which is what would have needed to happen.
This enraged him and he proceeded to go around me. I laughed so hard and made silly faces at him as he passed and it only pissed him off more, which made me laugh more. He finally got himself in the fast lane and me in the slow lane passed him by, but eventually he did pass me. All the while I thought to myself, as I see him tailgate the person in front of him. “You may think you won, but you’re still an asshole and I’m still happy…..sooo…..”
Then in Costco I’m still hurriedly distracted and I pull my empty cart in front of me. The man behind the register says to me ” your cart goes on this side” in a way that really said to me “I’m sick of repeating this to you assholes.”. He then didn’t say a single word more; which was fine with me. I distracted myself people watching. But the guy behind me, who I had put the stopper down for, made a point of fixing it because I had put it upside down.
I didn’t say a word or even acknowledge it and just distanced myself as much as I could from both of them. Instead I put all my focus on the cute, older woman bagging my items. I asked her how her day was and tried to be extra nice to her.
I realize my energy being charged with stress didn’t help, so I did my best. But at the end of the day…..I still think I won. 😋💖😎