Thursday, May 26

reasons to be rude

Irritable these days. Not sure how much is a reaction to stress, and how much is a natural maturation after losing the idea of having a parent on the planet.

Some of the clients try one's patience. If they're not standing beside you shouting a stream of verbiage in your ear, they're completely helpless and expect you to wipe their bottoms. I'm discovering an ability to be extremely rude back. And today I wore the builder's ear protectors to shut out the clients.

Of course, it's not their fault. They've simply got a disability, like most people now. I've got a bit of a disability myself, one that makes me want to apply a heavy object to the side of some people's heads. It's not my fault.

Lynn Truss's Talk To The Hand, is a very readable meditation on rudeness.


  1. Albert? Well done! I'm very rarely rude to folk. Occasionally, I'd like to hit folk, but I know I'd kill them if I started, so I can't do that either. Have you been for assertiveness training? I think I need some of that! Hotboy

  2. Hotters. I've been for every kind of training there is, it still hasn't helped the normality levels.

  3. I say!

    Don't talk to me about STRESS!! I mean - rain has delayed play TWICE in the first Test. What is one supposed to do in such circumstances?

    MM III

  4. Mingers. Some people find blissology a great help, though I've never needed to resort to that.