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Grr. - Jim Huggins
September 2nd, 2006
08:08 am
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I've got a lot of anger within me right now.

Thing is, it's not like I'm annoyed at anyone in particular. It seems more like an accumulated level of stress. I'm annoyed at people at work, people at church, my kids, my wife ... all for different reasons, and none of them which rises to the level of anything in particular.

But yesterday, it boiled over. I was snapping at people left and right, at a level far beyond what they deserved. At church, when I saw a bunch of kids throwing rocks at each other, I snapped and chewed them out something fierce. The looks I got back from them showed that I had just become one of those obnoxious uptight parents that flies off the handle.

I don't want to be that guy.

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Date:September 3rd, 2006 12:30 pm (UTC)
first, I hope today is better.

When you say they were throwing rocks at each other, I'm guessing you're not talking about handfuls of gravel. Which makes it rather alarming that their parents weren't saying something about it. I'm not sure what you said, but if it were my own kids, I would have been making points like "you're going to hurt someone or break something" or "this is how they used to kill people" right after "you're grounded for a week".

the other point I was going to make is that you're pretty groovy the other 99.9% of the time, so they'll let it go.

I'm praying for you.
Date:September 6th, 2006 12:27 am (UTC)

I agree with WildIrishRose on this one. Although I don't have kids, I'd prolly say something to the children in question. Throwing rocks is not cool. Not only could somebody get an eye put out ("it's all fun and games til somebody puts out an eye"), they could break something (like what she said). (And for the record, that was a Christmas Story reference, as well as a poke at me getting "old". :-P)

For the record, you aren't somebody who "flies off the handle". You seemed pretty "chill" when you were at meetings and whatnot.

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