Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Summer Madness

Crazy People


We have probably all encountered them. These are people who get the bit between their teeth so tightly that they swirl like a dervish spontaneously increasing their passion and speed. The crazy person gradually loses all sense of etiquette, as they wind themselves up to a frenzy.

The crazy person involves other people in situations that aren’t their business.

The crazy person’s vital weapon is the phone. They will ring and ring, but always avoid email. Perhaps it would slow them down.

Regardless of whatever it was that incited their craziness, this person is now crazy because you didn’t return their call within 2 seconds of receiving their message.

Any normal function you might perform -- such as sleeping at night, taking a shower, speaking to another human, going out to buy food -- is a lie. You weren’t doing any of those things, but insulting them by refusing to take their call.

Is there a crazy person in all of us, just waiting to get out?

If so, then the behaviour of 56-year-old Keith Walendowski, who shot his own lawnmower, seems the saner way to go... ;)

10 comments:

Natalie L. Sin said...

I hate phones. Maybe because I don't have a temper? ; )

Mary said...

I like them as objects, but hate it when they ring. :/

Travis Erwin said...

Call me crazy but I believe in a guy's right to shoot his own mower on his own property. Even if he is drunk.

Mary said...

Travis - I completely agree. :)

debra said...

Phones are intrusive. Unless the ringer is off, they interrupt even if you choose not to answer.
And the lawnmower guy---he voided his warranty, too. Too bad....

Erik Smetana said...

I have been known to kick my lawnmower, maybe even take the weedeater to it, but I'd never shoot it. Of course, I don't own a gun either, so the mower has that working in it's favor.

Catherine J Gardner said...

Shot his own lawnmower. LOL!

Sometimes I understand why Elvis shot his television set. :)

Mary said...

Debra - that’s right, the lawnmower guy caused a problem only for himself. Not forgetting his poor lawnmower, of course. :(

Erik - it’s good to know your gardening equipment is safe from owner-inflicted crime. ;)

Cate - LOL! The solution was staring me in the face! I’ll get a gun and shoot my phone. ;)

John said...

Caller abuse is nasty. But I might want to talk to you so don’t shoot your phone. :)

Mary said...

John - the situation has calmed down; there’s now no need to kill my phone. ;) :)