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Saturday, December 17, 2011
December 17: Why Don't You Stop Annoying People?
Oh, why don't you stop annoying people?
In my lines of work (adjunct English professor and registration person at a medical office), I deal with a lot of people. Different people, with varying levels of annoying/endearing qualities. Some days, I can muster up a lot of tolerance for student/patient idiosyncrasies. Other days, I want to be like George Bailey talking to Freddie Othello. I know it's not a very Christian attitude to have, but I sometimes want to tell people to just sit down and shut up. In the last few weeks, with the end of the semester crunch and Christmas fast approaching, I've had a very difficult time controlling my naturally sarcastic tendencies. If you've been reading my blog for a while, you may have noticed my penchant for biting humor. This character trait could get me in a great deal of trouble professionally if I don't control it. Plus, it's just not very attractive.
I'm trying, in the waning days before Christmas Eve, to be more positive, less George Carlinesque. I genuinely like most people, and I genuinely want most people to like me. Therefore, to all the Carl Dean Switzers of the world, I vow, as part of my Christmas duty, to try to treat you nicer. I vow to not point out your annoying habits. I vow to tolerate your stupidity with a grin and a nod.
Just try not to piss Saint Marty off too much. Please.
Here's a new cartoon for you:
Confessions of Saint Marty
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