It's 3 days after the 2008 Presidential Election.
It's time for the arguing to stop.
And there is one particular group of people I blame.
As a mom of a freakin' tribe, I have heard enough bickering and name-calling to choke a horse.
In the morning, the yelling of "Quit taking my Bagel Bite!" and "Stop touching me!" ring loudly through our walls. Oh, wait, that's me yelling that. The kids are arguing over who got the last of the milk and the intentional putting up the cereal knowing the other child wants some. (The only time they put up anything!!!) The fighting continues on news stations. Please people, I just want to see what temperature it's going to be today!!!
During the day, I hear my employees griping about so-and-so getting more patients or the families wanting their aide at their home at 8am, not 8:30. I hear arguing among family members of my patients. I listen to the bickering at the office. Rick justifiably has complaints about his contractors not paying him because they have no money. And that's just by 10am.
Think back in your life and I am sure you can pinpoint that one particular person who always was in whatever dissension was looming, but never in the spotlight. They get it started, then fade into the background, grabbing their popcorn and sitting back to watch the show. They play both sides against the middle and love every minute of it.
I call those people "shit-stirrers". Just in case my mom is reading this, (repetitive cussing makes her nervous) I will call those people The SS Gang. I blame them for everything.
I despise these people. I avoid these people. I unfortunately have people belonging to The SS Gang in my family. I raised a SS gang member for 3 years. These people are vicious, and yet may not even realize what they do. I want to think it's a learned behavior, but am not sure.
The media is the largest and most recognizable SS gang today. They make a living stirring and they take great pride and win prizes for being the best stirrer.
Just when I thought we could all agree to get along for the sake of our country, the SS media brings to light (because we as The People have the right to know) all the bickering among the Republicans. Please, whether I deserve to know or not, I DON"T CARE!!!!!! Let's focus on reality and move forward. I'd like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony. I'd like to buy the world a coke(diet for me) and keep it company.(or whatever that last line says...remember I think I am getting Alzheimer's.) So grab your long dress and head for the hilltop so we can all hold hands.
The SS Gang has pushed me over the edge. I have sat by for too long hoping it would all be over soon and go away.I can't take it anymore. I am officially going on strike and putting a bullhorn up to my ear and blowing it. I have said before that I envied Marlee Matlin. People who are hearing impaired have it so good now. Now seeing all the conflicts on TV, I am ready to poke my eyes out with a sharp pointy stick. When will it stop?!
Helen Keller is so lucky.