I normally consider myself to be a fairly calm, patient sort of person. I’ve been known to be able to talk people off the ledge, as it were. When everyone else is losing their ever lovin’ mind, I can usually stay reasonably calm. Some of this I attribute to my general nature, and some to my Buddhist training. However, sometimes something just pushes the wrong button and well, it gets ugly.
I know Sarah Palin has this effect on me. But, I’ve learned to deal with it. There is a support group of probably several million in this country who may feel the same way. So, the hot hatred I have for her can usually get quenched with comedy by spending a few minutes on YouTube, or my nightly date with Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. Right now she is easy to laugh at. Who knows what my reaction might be if she actually got elected. I can’t even bear to think about it.
The other thing that gets under my skin is nothing of national importance. In fact, it is incredibly petty. But, when I got going about it today at work, I think I scared the staff. People just smiled at me politely and then scurried back to their offices. So what is that got under my skin? Our company’s parking policy, and the rather draconian measures some petty administrator is taking to enforce it.