Saturday, April 16, 2011
N is for NERVE
With other folks, I internalized, for the most part, my irritation at their
stupidity tenacity approach of my last nerve. Although, my eyes might have narrowed somewhat, my head might have tilted to one side with my chin slightly lifted and my mouth may have pursed itself--- I didn’t (usually) say anything. If I did become verbal, someone had definitely not only stepped on but jumped up and down upon my last nerve.
Now that I’ve reached the age of Methuselah, I find that my last nerve has become quite tolerant of most people. As a matter of fact, there are those who would be shocked to know that I have a last nerve (Lord help them should they ever discover it!). At this point it pretty much only shows itself when someone
pisses me off says something derogatory about certain people or situations or they keep pestering me about something I have no intention of doing. And then there are those idiots who set set off my last nerve merely by knocking on my front door. I’m not talking about the sweet little boys across the street who ask me to buy wrapping paper for their school fundraiser; or the band students selling fruit; or the girl scouts selling those yummy cookies. You know who I’m talking about…those who still go door to door selling something- steaks, magazines, financial planning, religion, yard service, etc. They’re like upcloseandpersonal telemarketers. I can’t stand them (they really have no business canvassing neighborhoods these days anyway!). My last nerve can’t stand them (they could just be a nuisance, but they could also be serial killers or home invaders…get real people!). And when I tell them I am not interested and they CONTINUE TO ATTEMPT TO PERSUADE ME (seriously, if I want a service or a new religion, I’m not stupid, I’ll go get it, don’t bring it to me)…that’s when they have trampled on my last nerve. I’ll give them credit though, if they’ve been here once, they don’t come back.
Who gets on your last nerve?
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