Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Wonder Why Wednesday - Irrational Irritation

So you know me, I'm pretty laid back.

I don't generally let things get to me, and if they *do* it's because it's something that I feel needs to be fixed for the benefit of all concerned. Even then, I'll usually wait it out and see if it resolves itself.

I'm all about counting my blessings and letting things roll off my back.

But sometimes...

Sometimes, I just want to scream and yell and throw a tantrum and roll around on the floor like a 5 year old who needs a nap and has just been denied ice cream or a new toy at Target.

This leads me to our Wonder Why of the week... Why do some things get under our skins so completely that an otherwise even-tempered lass such as myself nears Defcon 5 when someone does something like click a pen repeatedly or say "Nuke-ular"?

We all have these little knee-jerk triggers... but why?

Maybe it's related to stress, since I've notice that sometimes my reaction to these little things is more strenuous than at other times, but I the reaction is always there in one form or another, so where does that intense dislike come from?

Who the hell knows. Maybe I'm just crabby.

All I know is that if one more person says "Happy Hump Day" today I'll have to kill them.

Fair warning!

1 comment:

ledwards said...

Mine is people snapping their gum...ooooh that gets under my skin. The bus driver was doing it and then another passenger on my second bus!