I know, I know.
“This is the day that the Lord has made. I will rejoice and be glad in it.”
“Don’t let circumstances get you down… soar above them!”
I have heard all the platitudes, and I know all the catchy bumper sticker slogans that encourage positive thinking, but the fact is, today pretty much sucked.
For starters, I stayed up too late. I am at least partially to blame, because part of that time, I was staying up watching Battlestar Galactica on my iPod. (Do you even know a bigger geek?) When I finally turned off the iPod, I rolled over…
…and the hamster that Ian and Laura gave us decided it was time to begin conditioning for the Rodent Olympics. Around and around that little wheel went, and Booger (the aforementioned hamster) went nowhere. The noises generated a 10 on the annoyance scale, right above fingernails on a chalkboard. I really must remember to thank Ian and Laura appropriately. Any suggestions?
So the alarm went off at 5:51, and at 6:09, I stopped hitting the snooze button. I managed to get showered, dressed, and to school without incident, but then first block left a sour taste in my mouth for the rest of the day.
Without going into detail, suffice it to say that a student chose to be offended at one word that was used instead of paying attention to the entirety of a conversation. Don’t you just love when people do that? You know, when they take things out of context in order to justify their own thoughts and feelings?
I suppose we all do it from time to time, but the fact is, today I was the victim of this instead of the perpetrator. When I am the one twisting around someone else’s words… well, that’s one thing. When someone else is twisting my words around… well, that just tends to tick me off. Especially if the end result makes me sound as if I were saying the complete opposite of what I was actually saying.
At least the school day is over. I now have a weekend to enjoy with my bride and my two little monkeys. They don’t twist my words around… they just sometimes ignore them.