The Mean Season

November 19, 2007 at 1:00 pm (That's not funny...)

It’s that time of year again.

No, not the Christmas jingles, I’ve already bitched about that. (And probably will again.) It’s the season where people turn mean.

It starts before Halloween, usually. The weather must have something to do with it. Is it the outdoor gloom bringing everyone down? The homeless are getting more belligerent. This past week I watched at least two street-types (young, aggressive thugs) walk into the store, pick up snacks and walk out, daring anyone to take them to task for it. One had a large sheath-knife hanging off his back, as a warning to anyone attempting to cross him.

Car prowls increase this time of year. Lots of shopping bags with receipts in them!

There’s been a lot of taunting. I walked past a couple of ‘road warriors’ yesterday, who offered up insults after I was a distance away. I thought of stopping and answering, but common sense hasn’t left me yet. Best case scenario? I’d end up in jail, and they’d have a warm place to sleep. Fuck ’em.

PCC Sylvania is testing school-shooter proceedings today. (Lock and hide!) Considering humanity’s attitude, it’s not a moment too soon!

I’ve been through the malls, and WalMart. May I have a helmet with my shopping cart? There is no sense of order. The herds tromp toward whatever shiny object catches their eye, with no concern for their fellow man, who is trying to stay to the right, yielding to oncomers, etc… No matter where I stand, I’m in the way.

I will try to rise above. It’s Thanksgiving week, and I have a lot to be thankful for. I will be at work on Turkey Day, providing cigarettes and PBR to locals and those on their way to Grandma’s house. There will be leftovers when I get home, and I have a special private dinner event on Friday.

Until then, it’s business as usual. I will try to remain conscious of humanity’s crankiness, and try not to add to it.

Can I get a smile instead of a smirk, please?

1 Comment

  1. gee-no said,

    And as the crap began piling,
    and the season turned bleek,
    I knew down there she was smiling,
    from the curve of her cheek. :))

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