I started to use this as a way to rant but decided against it. I rarely have meltdowns. It is one of the things that sometimes makes me crazy. You know you get pissed about something and you have to bite your tongue.
A prime example is something that happened at the store tonight. My husband and I went to the grocery store and I was in between a couple of veggie bins and nearly all the way through it when some bitch decided she wanted to go between the bins I was occupying. Did she nicely move her basket over so I might go ahead and pass her in the middle of the produce isle? No. She looked at me and said "You can back up." Are you kidding me? Bitch has my exit blocked not to mention the entire isle and she is ordering me to back up.
Now it took me a minute for this to register and maybe it was a good thing. It allowed the woman to get for enough away from me before it hit me and I lost it. Oh no I didn't back up but managed to squeeze past her with a little maneuvering. Anyway I digress. When it did hit me I blew a gasket. Unfortunately the only person to be near enough to hear my tirade was my poor husband. I said that my husband was the only one close enough to me to hear my rant but that isn't quite true. There was a man close by that made a hasty retreat when I started and I got the impression he might have been with the bitch.
I was still ranting when we left the store and continued half way home.
I have to admit that it might not have been so bad if I hadn't had to hold my tongue over the holidays when a couple of people showed their ignorance and I couldn't express that fact. Certain situations require you to use diplomacy or keep your mouth shut. In those cases I chose to keep my mouth shut.
All I can say is that I'm glad the first round of holiday double match is over and now only have to get through the next round. Someone should really consider moving one of these two holidays so that we have a chance to recoup from one before heading into the second. Let's face it no matter how wonderful most of the people are we know or are related to you are going to have at least one or two who are total idiots or asses and we do whatever we can to avoid then. Think of how many lives could be saved at this time of year if you separated the two holidays and allowed us to rest in between. I only had a major rant tonight but think how bad it could have been if it had been after Christmas. I may crawl under my bed after Christmas dinner and stay there until it is safe for the public for me to come out again.