Don’t Pick Up The Rope

I love this expression meaning, do not engage when provoked, surely an art to hone.

I’m provoked on the hour by an assortment of irritants, from the woman across from me who leaves her wet garbage in the hall when she’s been told repeatedly we occasionally have rats in the basement, to the sassy girl at Starbucks who made me wait while she put on her eyeliner…at 6 a.m…like who the fuck was she expecting, Brad Pitt?

Then there’s those daily encounters driving you to drink which is why you suddenly find yourself at The Carlyle next to a Frenchman with a harelip and bad cologne.

You want to kill the boiler people who, as you write in your overcoat seeing your breath above your computer, have yet to fix the heat that’s been off for two whole days.

Then a girl you know goes off because she’s made a mess of her life and has decided to blame you.  Why?  Oh, when you’re on your fourth martini, why the hell not.

Toss in Donald Trump, a runner whose spit landed on your shoulder, your fetus of a doctor who doesn’t seem to care you’ve had a headache since July, and not picking up that rope deserves a cash prize.


About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Thanks.
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22 Responses to Don’t Pick Up The Rope

  1. micklively says:

    Smile. There is no weapon more deadly against those who seek to assail your savoir faire.


  2. Gail Kaufman says:

    Sounds like a typical day in Manhattan😉


  3. Sometimes picking up the rope is cathartic.


  4. Tis the season …. I’m felling ya.


  5. skinnyuz2b says:

    Susannah, you need to find a nice dog or cat to walk and/or pet. An instant restorer for peace of mind.


  6. Elle Knowles says:

    H walks out the door each morning with “another day, another dollar” on his lips and not picking up the rope. As you well know, it’s not easy. You know the drill it seems! ~ Elle


  7. Now that is a bad day!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Jay says:

    I don’t know the expression but I do know a good rant when I see one!


  9. You’re a good man Jay.


  10. Patricia says:

    You are on a roll today! Hope the evening is better and tomorrow you have a surprisingly good day.

    Liked by 1 person

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