Back in 2007, when I started this blog I did this post. I'm re-posting it, hoping you'll partake in my little survey.
This is my favorite Maxine quote! I can SOOOO relate to her. and if you're a friend I'm sure you can too!
Would you want a friend who never talks back, enthusiastically digs into whatever leftovers you're serving, and doesn't look better than you in the same outfit? Yes? Well, then you don't want me!!
So far, I've used this blog as a place for me to vent, to say in writing what I think or say under my breath (just like Maxine).
Back then, in 2007, I had many crabby days. I'm thinking I'm having less of them. Maybe I'm wrong in thinking this, or my meds are working way better than I think they are. It doesn't matter. I feel better, and that is a good thing, as Martha would say.
So you think you're crabby? Do you think you have a short fuse? If so, take this quiz (that I made up!) if you want to find out. I'll tell you!
1. You're shopping with a friend, the first thing she does is:
a) Walk in the opposite direction you're going.
b) Stand behind you, looking away, while you give crap to the clerck.
c) Ask you where you want to go next, so she can tell the clerck to leave you alone before you show up.
2. You tell a friend you're going out, she tells you:
a) "You should avoid crowds".
b) "Are you sure you wouldn't rather stay home instead?".
c) "I'll be home this weekend if you need me to post bail".
3. Finish this phrase: I'm sorry...
a) I didn't think you spoke French/English.
b) you didn't move out of my way fast enough.
c) stop wasting my time, I can scream louder than you.
All "a": You're crabby, but you don't need medication yet.
All "b": You're not the most patient one around, quite the "short-fuse".
All "c": Better see your doctor, you might need some pills! You're just like me!
So now you know! Re-reading this "survey", I'm happy to report I am feeling much better than I did back then, even if I still have a very short fuse - I have no tolerance for stupidity - and like Maxine, I speak my mind - I try to filter what and how it does come out, try being the key word here - not always a good thing, I know... By the way, thanks to my friend M. and my husband for having been by my side and remaining there. How many lives they've saved we'll never know... ah!