The older that I get, the less patient and nice I seem to be getting. Whenever I go out in public, I always seem to see someone that really bugs the hell out of me. In the past, I just completely ignore anyone and don’t let anyone bother me. Now?
When I went to the Orange County Fair a week or so ago, I went into the building that showed various artwork and pictures that people submitted for display. Some had ribbons on them for awards, some were on sale, but all were on display for people to see. My co-worker submitted 3 or 4 pictures there and when I walked around I saw one of them hanging up. I decided to take a picture of it just to show my co-worker that I saw it. After I did so, some old lady looked right at me and yelled, “You can’t do that!” I looked at her and was about to make a short retort. Then her husband said, “It’s against the law!” Now, they very well may have been right. I did look around and I can honestly say that I did not see any signs that said pictures were not allowed. It doesn’t mean that there were no signs, just that I didn’t see any.
The girlfriend was with me and there were other people around, so I didn’t want to start anything. But, I can tell you that it took me every bit of self restraint to tell them to shut the f@ck up. I guarantee that years ago, I still would not of said anything, but the difference is that I would not of even thought of saying something in response. In fact, there is a good chance that I would of apologized. However, when they said that to me, I just got pissed. Even if what they said was right, mind your own freaking business. Who the heck cares if I break that rule? It’s not like I stole candy from a baby. It’s not like you freaking work there or it was your photo. I know for sure it wasn’t because I was taking it since I knew who it was. What difference does it make and why the heck do you feel the need to butt in? Mind your own business. People who butt when they are not wanted often cause things to escalate and cause confrontations so go to the next freaking picture, look at it, enjoy it, move on, and leave me the fock alone.
Now, hopefully I continue to always restrain myself and not make stupid retorts or lose my patience. But, kind of disturbing that I have gotten so short over the years. Is it going to get to the point that when I get to that couples’ age I will butt into other peoples’ business and tell them they are breaking the rules? I kind of doubt that, but then again, years ago I never really thought I had it in myself to be such a d!ck and even think about telling someone to STFU.