Friday, March 23, 2007

me and my PMS

I think I'm a pretty easy-going guy. I don't get angry easily or often. Most things other people get angry about seem not worth the trouble to me.


In the last 5 days I:

- got angry with a supervisor at Southwest Airlines. didn't raise my voice, wasn't rude, didn't swear, but did make it clear i was very frustrated and annoyed.

- got angry with my girlfriend. Twice. I think it was a reasonable response both times, but then one always does, doesn't one? I think I'd only been mad at her twice total before that.

- gave someone the finger in traffic for the first time in my entire life. My lane was closing due to construction, the two lanes were merging together (one for you, one for me, one for you, etc). when it was "my turn" i started to move over and the woman beside me moved up to close the gap so i couldn't merge. twice. the second time i gave her the horn and the frigid digit and cut her off. never did that before.

- am frustrated with my kids. It feels like they're making little effort to speak peacefully to each other, they try to argue their way out of doing what i ask them to do, they make minimum effort when doing chores, they express little appreciation for favors, priveleges, etc. David is touchy and Sam is shrill and demanding. Several times a day I start out patient and even-tempered, but after a few minutes of their recalcitrance and absurd excuses, I end up raising my voice, which prompts them to say I'm just cranky.

I know I'm overwhelmed with work, taxes, etc. I haven't gotten a lot of sleep the last few days. I'm frustrated because I dont' have time to run or work out. But still. I haven't been this much of a crab in a long time. If ever.


At Sat Mar 24, 06:37:00 AM PDT, Blogger Irma said...

Since PMS is cyclical in nature, it WILL get better! Hang in there!!

At Sat Mar 24, 11:45:00 AM PDT, Blogger Lisa said...

don't forget to breathe.

At Sat Mar 24, 01:50:00 PM PDT, Blogger si said...

yeah, haven't known you to be particularly cranky (from what little perspective i have). sometimes, i think it is what it is -- you DON'T have to be mr. reasonable/calm/good-mood all of the time. actually, i think you handle things pretty well (much better than i could) most of the time.

on a selfish note, hopin' you're feeling better this coming week -- if you know what i mean. i'll try to restrain myself from the little digs i've been dishing out (you know it's been meant "lovingly", right?) both here and in emails, when (if) we see each other.


At Sun Mar 25, 10:45:00 PM PDT, Blogger Extrem4 said...

Well Mr. "I don't think I ever flipped anyone off before?" I seem to recall that as a youth driving in the college town that I lived in with Byran that he passed me is his uber cool white family station wagon giving me the bird. He probably does not recall this and will deny it but I have not forgotten. On this occasion the flying of the bird was not in anger but rather for shock value. Oh and by the way I did forgive you and found some way to get you back which I have forgotten and will deny if you remember.

At Mon Mar 26, 09:44:00 AM PDT, Blogger bryan torre said...

I don't think that ever happened.
(J/K, I'm sure it did -- I just don't remember it.) And you're right, it would have been to make you laugh, not because I was mad at you...


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