Is anyone else suffering from "Election Tension?" I am! To be honest the tension has been crawling to the front of my brain ever since McCain made his VP announcement. And it's not that Sarah Palin was picked, it's that some folks actually think she is "amazing." Worse are the women interested in her based on the fact she has a womb & knows how to use it. And my PMSing only add fuel to that proverbial fire.
Case in point:
Today as I'm heading into work, after getting my yummy coffee & yogurt from Half & Half, I approach a crosswalk where a large silver SUV had taken up so much of the crosswalk that my only option was walk into very busy traffic on Burnside (a very busy street). So I engaged in what some would call "crazy behavior."
Me: "Hey could you back up please I can't get through?"
Her: Shurgs shoulders & looks sheepish
me: "You have room, move back please!"
her: shakes head no "I can't."
me: "fine then why don't you just vote for McCain!"
her: rolls down window and asks "what does McCain have to do with it?"
me: "you want to take over all the land just like him."
her: "that's crazy!"
And folks it really was! You know how things just pop out of your mouth from nowhere sometimes? Things you say that are random, stupid or just plain mean? Well that was what I did this morning. Wearing a heart button of my chest no less. I sounded like one of those yucky Obama supporters who act like a-holes and I can't really stand those folks either. *sigh*
It's too late to apologize to that woman but it's not too late to make a change. The first thing to do is forgive myself & just breathe. Nothing will change if I beat myself up, because I'm not perfect & never will be. The next actions include the following: making amends doing something to address the election tension, because I know I'm not the only one whose got it, relax & try to keep my mouth shut about anything McCain related for at least the next week.
Anyway here's a little Jimmy Cliff that will get this healing process started.
Well they tell me of a pie up in the sky
Waiting for me when I die
But between the day you're born and when you die
They never seem to hear even your cry
So as sure as the sun will shine
I'm gonna get my share now of what's mine
And then the harder they come the harder they'll fall, one and all
Ooh the harder they come the harder they'll fall, one and all
Well the officers are trying to keep me down
Trying to drive me underground
And they think that they have got the battle won
I say forgive them Lord, they know not what they've done
And I keep on fighting for the things I want
Though I know that when you're dead you can't
But I'd rather be a free man in my grave
Than living as a puppet or a slave
Yeah, the harder they come, the harder they'll fall one and all
What I say now, what I say now, awww
What I say now, what I say one time
The harder they come the harder they'll fall one and all
Ooh the harder they come the harder they'll fall one and all