NOISE….Hey, when you’re hearing impaired, life quite often sounds like you live in a beehive.
I try hard to stay in gratitude since, it feels a whole lot better…to go where it’s warm, like they suggest in 12 Step.
But things do drive me crazy, so here’s a few.
Litter, spitting on the sidewalk. People who don’t pick up after their dogs. People who pull them while they’re still peeing and those who leave them tied up by the curb.
Breeders. Healthy, homeless animals getting put down for lack of space.
Ignoring the elderly, cheapness, refusing to share.
Donald Trump’s audacity running for President of the United States.
Hillary Clinton being the only other viable candidate.
Bad toupees, Brussel sprouts and BO.
Terrorism, child abuse, dog fighting rings, elitists who just don’t care.
Fear…false evidence appearing real.
Pollution, slumlords, grime and greed.
Jealousy in women. Boasting, rudeness…the ill-mannered and impolite.
Men who look at you from the crotch up. Men who don’t look at you at all because you’re not 16.
Old men with young girls.
Young girls with old men.
Cheapness. Yes, I’m saying it twice.
Smokers, drunks, thieves and intimidators. Abusers, arguers, and assholes across the board.
ISIS, its loyalists having no respect for human life, even their own.
Nightmares of September 11th.
Those who have no respect for the police, or fire department.
People, having no respect for me, remarking on my thinness.
Plastic surgery gone wrong. 18 year-olds getting boob jobs as graduation gifts.
Texting while walking, inappropriate cell phone use.
Bad, overpriced food served by snotty waiters.
Shopping online, Linkedin invitations, spam offering penis enhancement that isn’t transferable.
Websites who never respond to submissions. Publishers who curtly blow you off.
The limitations of age, how you’re judged by your years not capabilities.
Thanks to the internet, privacy being a thing of the past.
People impatient with my hearing issues. My impatience with them. Doctors with no empathy saying, I’m too emotional about losing my hearing. You lose a sense you fucking asshole, then tell me how you feel.
Losing friends no longer desiring my company, my heart, breaking, watching them slowly backing out of my life.
The world in general is shot fulla holes, so it behooves me, and you, to stay where it’s warm, no matter what season it is.
So tell me, what are a few things that drive you wonky?