Friday, November 12, 2010

I could snap at any moment.



  • Old Geezer: "The flag needs to be lit at night!"
  • Me: "The flag code actually says that there needs to be 'sufficient lighting', however it does not specify what that means."
  • Old Geezer: "Yes it does, stupid." No really, he just called me stupid. "I read it before you were born."
  • Me: "Well, either they changed it, or you are senile (I'm thinking the latter)."
Ok. so I didn't actually say the senile part. But I wanted to. I really, really wanted to.
    ....I'm having a rough day.

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    You know what? I'm going to link this up to Flip Off Fridays with Momma Kiss. Because I would love nothing more right now than to shove my middle finger up that old man's nose.



    Also, F Bomb Friday, with MiMi. It's a good fit.




    18 comments:

    DB said...

    You're a better person than I am. I have very little patience when people call me stupid. It ticks me off.

    manysleeplessnights said...

    Apparently somebody didn't get their stool softener during morning med pass :(

    Where do you work that you know the code of the American flag so well?

    Tara : Damon said...

    "you're having a tough day? i was in korea! i'm havin' a tough life!" -dane cook.
    that came to my mind. i don't know. it's kinda about a vet. haha.
    but way to go not calling out the old dude!

    Helena said...

    I work for the National flag Foundation. We actually interpret the flag code, so I should be used to this. Veterans can get really mean when they realize that their version of the flag code isn't actually the law.

    Smart Ass Sara said...

    I would have said the senile part. Seriously. But then I usually say things I shouldn't. Whoopsy.

    manysleeplessnights said...

    I work for the Veteran's Hospital and let's just be real here. They can get mean over a lot of things. They can also be extraordinarily cute sometimes, too.

    I'm such a non-cougar. Rawr ;)

    Helena said...

    I am so freaking professional, I didn't even drop my nice voice.
    ...I'm kind of ashamed of that.

    Larissa said...

    If he'd called me stupid, the "sufficient lighting" might've come from the fire he'd be on from the flamethrowers coming from my eyes.

    Wow.

    MiMi said...

    Ha! You need to link up with my FBomb Friday too! This qualifies. :)

    beka said...

    Ohhh man.
    It's bad enough when people ACT like they think you're stupid...but saying it aloud? Holy.freaking.cow.
    Watch out.
    :P

    viewfromdownhere said...

    Calling you stupid? Totally not cool...

    Joey @ Big Teeth and Clouds said...

    People think they earn the right to say nasty things to others. Good for you for keeping it professional. In the long run you'll appreciate that about yourself!

    Susan said...

    Seriously? "Yes it does, stupid?"

    Dude gives a bad name to the respect your elders thing, I guess.

    Gosfam said...

    WOW!! I guess Veteran's Day was a rough one for him. He wants things done right and how he wants them. You no nothing :) Totally stinks--stick ur finger up his nose for sure.

    Lisa said...

    He only wanted what he saw as respect for the flag. A respect he probably fought for at some point in his life. A flag to him, is sacred. And although I love your blog, on this, I dont agree. We need to respect these people, they are what we stand on. So maybe he wasnt technically correct, to him, respecting the flag is what it was about, not proving you right or wrong. Sorry, I usually love what you write. On this we will disagree though. Great thing about America right!?

    Helena said...

    He lost my respect when he called me stupid. I'm used to veterans being upset when they realize how vague the flag code actually is. However, I most of them have enough class not to start attacking me. That is not ok.

    Allison @ Alli 'n Son said...

    Ugh, I have a noisy, judgmental neighbor just like that. He's retired and has nothing better to do that criticize everything we do. From how long our grass is, to how short I cut my hair.

    MommaKiss said...

    I'd be shoving it up, um, Somewhere, too

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