There’s an old Southern saying that goes: “Don’t piss on my leg and tell me it’s raining.”.  I remember hearing it ages ago and not thinking much of it at the time – but over the course of this past week, I’ve been thinking about it.  A lot.

I’m a pretty reasonable guy.  Most people who know me will tell you as much.  I treat people with respect and expect the same in return.  I’m not confrontational, preferring to settle disagreements in a mature and courteous manner.  All in all, fairly amiable and even-keeled.  However, certain things do set me off: 1. non-stick rice, 2. Toronto traffic, and 3. people who treat me like I’m an idiot in the mistaken assumption that my reasonable, respectful, mature, courteous, amiable, and even-keeled nature will prevent me from losing my shit.

If these past few months have taught me anything, it’s that life’s too short.

So, screw it.

Enjoy the dog pics…

 

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Deni
Deni

Sounds like you had a shit day/week, but thanks for the lovely dog pics! I’ve been dealing with much of the same, to wit: my “highway robbery” dentist. They keep making these “mistakes” in my billing, then putting me on the wrong insurance plan and charging me more (to the tune of $2,000!), then adding stuff that isn’t covered by insurance and telling me how necessary it is. But you know, I always figure that revenge is sweet, and they’ll have to put up with my incessant phone calls to “straighten this out” (in my most obnoxious tone) while I’m sitting at my desk, relaxing, having a cafe con leche and gazing out the window at my cats playing. Try to have a good night! smile

sorrykb
sorrykb

You OK?
(Well, maybe a stupid question, but I do hope things get better.)
– KB

Lisa R
Lisa R

Joe, I am very familiar with that saying having grown up in the South. And I am also familiar with the feelings behind it as we have gone through a lot in the last few days. The dog pics are cute!!

Have a good evening!!!

majorsal

sounds like you need a hug, joe.

or copious amounts of chocolate.

or alcohol.

or getting a hug, while eating spiked chocolate.

or a gun.

go with the spiked chocolate. :p

BMc
BMc

1. Good pics. Thanks.

2. You know one of those things life’s too short for? Ulcers. If you need to lose your **** at somebody, and you’ve already allowed time and consideration to making sure you know what’s truly going on – then just do it, and enjoy it. Sometimes it’s necessary.

All the best.

sylvia
sylvia

Sorry to hear of the crappy week/day. Did enjoy the doggie pix which are always welcome.

Now to collect things – chocolate, alcohol, and HUGS to offer. Majorsal had good suggestions. Sleep may be something good to have as well.
Hope things improve.
{{{hugs}}}

PBMom

Whoa. When I read your post, I thought of this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsTRxXvQY0s

Yep, nuclear explosion.

I like the last dog picture, too. Sort of has the “kiss my ass” written on it.

@Chevron7 Nice to see you back.

Deni
Deni

@Chevron7: Didn’t read the blog late last night so I didn’t see your post until PBMom mentioned you. Nice to have you back! smile

Ponytail
Ponytail

I need to send you some of my pre-menopausal mood swings. Irritants will learn real quick not to mess with you. Have a restful Sunday and a better week ahead, knowing you have a pack of fans behind you.

IggyMing
IggyMing

I hope the next week is a better one!

Nola
Nola

Life *is* too short – sorry you’ve had to put up with stuff. Some excellent suggestions have been made. I’m going with the chocolate one – better for me than alcohol. Great pics of the pups.
Nola S.

Airelle
Airelle

well crap Joe, Hope you have a better tomorrow! Scream into a pillow if it helps… ,,they make rice that doesn’t stick?!?
Love, love,love the dog pictures, always a welcome sight.

Sparrow_hawk

Thanks for the dog pics. I expect people who treat you like an idiot will get exactly what they deserve. And if you’re not feeling up to it, just pass along some names and your loyal minions will take care of everything.

Hope things get better.

Just one question: what the heck is non-stick rice?

@PBMom: perfect. I agree about the last dog picture. And even the second one has a “don’t mess with me” vibe.

Narelle from Aus
Narelle from Aus

When I was feeling the same way a couple of months ago I had planned on starting a group called, ‘When pacifists lose their s**t’.
New members welcome.

Thornyrose
Thornyrose

Guess we’ll get the story behind tonight’s post some day. But I like Marjasol’s list. Chocolate, good company, some good books, and a little karma should improve matters. Hope the rest of your weekend goes better tomorrow.

Ganymede

Attaboy Jo-Jo!! KARMA Their A$$ets! — so, whaddya need? A Phillips or some extra vodka with that..?

archersangel

i agree with what others have said; eat some chocolate, hug your girlfriend or go walk the dogs. whatever you need to do to de-stress.

Gilder
Gilder

Glad to see both Nola (my “neighbor”) and Chevron 7 back!

I think I’ll keep this post in mind for my next appointment with the gastroenterologist. Let’s just say he needs to be convinced of something.

Moulinneuf
Moulinneuf

Sorry Joe , I can’t really be sympathic to your plight , You got THE job , you got THE awesome dogs , you got THE awesome friends , you got THE girl or girls , you got he happy house, you got good health. asshole happens if you let them eat your time and life YOU are giving them too much power , in your situation you can surely avoid or ignore them.

I hope your dogs get better , Your allowed to be not nice too wink

daubermaus

The cost of idiot induced stress is $2000 per minute. That’s the same average cost for emergency ulcer surgery – coincidentally.

We launched our webcomic recently and spent the first week dealing with some idiot claiming to hold the copyright on army and zombies, oh wait army and red Z army patches, yeah….

I’m praying for Max and eating chocolate for you, let me know if you would like that reversed. wink

crayonbaby
crayonbaby

I hope that you get some needed rest this weekend. Love the dogs! They always are photogenic, even while one of them is sticking out the tongue.

I hate non-stick rice too. No flavor. And you are a reasonable human being or else we all wouldn’t read your blog. Now go have some chocolate and some beer. Is there chocolate that goes with beer really well?

PBMom

@Narelle: You should start that group on Facebook. I’ll join.

@Sparrow_Hawk On second look, all those dog pictures have a certain vibe to them, don’t they?

@Sheryl_Berwick Wanted to say welcome back to her, too.

Deni
Deni

Well, one shitty day/week deserves another. Now Elway’s spending the weekend at the ER with seizures. sad

Alabaster Runner
Alabaster Runner

Thanks for the dog pics. Why is Jelly standing away from Lulu and Max in the one photo?

me@me.com
me@me.com

jo
you want win money
see that and go attatck apple for copyright

http://techcrunch.com/2011/08/13/apples-new-headquarters/

YES ITS AN STARGATE , apples attack other societies then do same