Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Anger Management

Facebook has all sorts of neat quizzes that tell you what kind of ___ you are or how kind you are etc. I like doing them, realizing that I am somehow passing on important personal information that can be used to target me with advertising.  Mostly it seems to target me with interesting news items which are 2/3 of my FB news feed. Advertising is wasted on me as money is a requirement, I understand, if you wish to buy things.

Today there was a quiz about anger that my cousin in law had done that said she was pretty laid back which is the truth.  Not quite comatose (she is in Calgary and can't reach me to beat me) but not easily disturbed.

Can You Pass an Anger Management Test?


I, on the other hand,... according to the test, had moderate anger management issues.  I take pills for that or they would not be so moderate, trust me.  As one who has never suffered fools gladly, I find that there are fewer fools when I take pills.

But these days they do not seem to be working.  Reading the news and comments on Ukraine makes my blood boil.  Dealing with EU bureaucratese makes my blood boil.  Dealing with idiots who cannot follow simple written instructions makes my blood boil.

I am so grouchy I could put my teeth in backwards and bite myself in the throat.  Mostly I just want to crawl in a hole and pull the hole in after me.  Slept to 10:30 this morning and had a nap this afternoon.  And it is not even February.

But it is winter, such as it is.  +5C, constantly cloudy, constantly foggy, constantly muddy.  I wish it would get cold and snow.  But then I think about those poor pensioners in eastern Ukraine with no heat or light and our poor army guys some of whom are still without winter equipment though that is changing.

Christmas!  Bah! Humbug.


11 comments:

  1. I've also got pills, and do lots of extra sleeping, Al.

    Same disease in two countries which are far apart? This could be interesting.

    Blessings and Bear hugs!

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  2. P.S.: Maybe an exoskeleton is just what a lot of us need!

    BBh.

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    1. Yes, same disease. An exoskeleton does sound like a good idea.

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  3. Hope things get better for you soon.

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    1. Thanks, Diane. The days will start to get longer soon. That will help

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  4. It's the season. Unless a person is lucky enough to live in the Southern Hemisphere, it's dark and dreary and the weather sucks. Only 3 days until the solstice and things will start looking brighter again.

    I, too, want the pills that grow an exoskeleton.

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    1. Thanks, Nan. Houses and chocolate factories in Ukraine are not worth much or we'd sell our house and move to...? with more sunshine. But spring will come or as my uncle used to say, it will be a long winter.

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  5. Yes, we had two weeks of "warmer" weather-40-50F, with rain, drizzle and no sunshine. Finally we are back to more normal temperatures of 10-20F....with sunshine. That makes things seem much better. I have wondered about you while reading all of the news of Russian economy woes. Hang on...daylight is just around the corner...hopefully in many ways.

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    1. Thanks, aitbr. Sunshine makes the difference. A good winter to me is 20 cm snow cover, -20C, no wind and sunshine. I wish I could find a SAD lamp.
      I hope daylight is around the corner for Ukraine, too, but I fear it is just beginning to get dark. "What General Weygand has called the Battle of France is over. I expect that the Battle of Britain is about to begin."

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  6. I have no idea how to use Facebook.

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  7. That's what happens when you get old. We become grumpy old men. :-)

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