Jennifer Lyon

Friday, June 19th, 2009
Anger Management Quirks?


Okay, it’s Friday, it’s time to let off steam! Right? What is your Anger Management Class Button?

I’ll go first. This one is a total personal quirk. There’s a reporter on a local news station who I call Comma Guy. Actually he should be named Run On Sentence Guy. But still he talks in Commas, doing this weird pause, then going on  and I just can’t get past it. I’m not kidding. He’ll report on a story like this: (I’m making up the story but not the way he talks, I swear!)

“The woman, who never realized how lucky she was go have an artificial leg, when confronted with the the cougar, managed, by a dint of surprising bravery, to fight the cougar, with her artificial leg, and knock the cat senseless, and, while doing that, preserve the environment by not using the pepper spray, which her son had given her on Mother’s Day…”

And just when you think the sentence is over–

“…the son, who gave his mother the pepper spray, was also with his mother but, because he accidentally cut his finger, had to run to the car for a bandage, and when he got back…”

And by now,  I’m yelling at the TV. The reporter makes me insane. My husband too. The poor reporter has been on the news for years, and others probably love his down home style. Me? I turn the channel before I track down this reporter and yell at him about the proper use of commas. And lecture him about run on sentences! Then I’ll be arrested and sent to anger management!

So you guys have any weird quirks like that could get you sent to anger management or is it just me?

12 comments to “Anger Management Quirks?”

  1. Kira Daniels
    June 19th, 2009 at 9:14 am · Link

    I have one.
    Stupid people.

    I have no patience and can’t even wrap my head around the stupid stuff people do. It will set me off faster than anything–and I rarely get mad. Be it people I don’t know or family, it drives me insane. And for the record, not knowing is different than stupid.

    Pheww- there’s my rant. :)

  2. Margaret A. Golla
    June 19th, 2009 at 9:30 am · Link

    Ditto on stupid people–that’s why I quit working at the hospital. It was a teaching hospital and the MT students wanted us to spoonfeed them. Yeah, lost any patience that I ever had. Jen, I almost wrote this with tons of commas, but I managed to get my evilness under control. . . barely.
    New rant: Kiddo is in soccer camp. Tom who runs the soccer camp (about 150 kids) at the university sends notes to the parents every night. Don’t get me wrong, he does a great job, EXCEPT the man can’t spell tomorrow if his life depended on it!
    It is NOT spelled tommorrow! Argh!!

  3. Jen Lyon
    June 19th, 2009 at 11:28 am · Link

    Kira, I have a low threshold for stupid people too, so I understand! Mean too. Man, the mean stuff sets me off big time.

    Have a great weekend!

  4. Jen Lyon
    June 19th, 2009 at 11:32 am · Link

    LOL Margaret, on the commas! And I think teaching can suck the patience out of anyone.

    Sometimes, I can’t spell either. Sorry (she says ducking her head in shame) Alhtough I do know how to spell tomorrow! I didn’t even have to look it up!

    On a little different subject, years ago my son came home from studying at a friends house and said, “You won’t believe this. They didn’t have a dictionary!” I really was shocked–doesn’t everyone have one?

  5. ban
    June 19th, 2009 at 12:55 pm · Link

    How many years ago – maybe they use the internet to look up words ? *hope* I have a really big one but, if I’m on my laptop, I’ll often look up a word that way (so I don’t have to get out of my cozy chair :)
    And I’m with ya’ll, stupid people irk me, thinking about them irks me … I am irked !! Sorry, I’ve watched Bolt way too many times.
    I also have a thing for ‘perky’ people. They irk me, I am …. uhm, you get the point.

  6. Silver James
    June 19th, 2009 at 1:35 pm · Link

    Hello. My name is Silver. Anger management issues? Let me count the ways!

    Stupid people, mean people, and the jerk in the car next to me at the light who made fun of the fact I was crying over the fact that the big box in back of my Highlander contained my oldest dog and I was taking him home from the vet to bury him. Road rage? I had it.

    Bring on the scotch!

  7. Jen Lyon
    June 19th, 2009 at 2:51 pm · Link

    Ban,nope this was about seven or eight years ago and they didn’t have a dictonary on the computer either. I use the Intenet for that but I still have a dictonary adn I use it–probably habit.

    Perky people irk you–LOLOL!! If I’ve had enough coffee, I get called perky, but uusally only once :-)

  8. Jen Lyon
    June 19th, 2009 at 2:52 pm · Link

    Silver, when was this? When did your dog die? Was it recent? That’s so sad, and that jerk should be shot.

  9. Silver James
    June 19th, 2009 at 3:12 pm · Link

    This morning. Sorry to be a bummer. He was old. And very sick. I should figure out a way to channel it into a WIP but I’m feeling rather numb at the moment. I think it is time for appletinis. Tucker was my writing companion of over ten years so a toast to him and all the fuzzy critters we love! Cheers!

  10. Kira Daniels
    June 19th, 2009 at 3:51 pm · Link

    So sorry, Silver. *hugs* And toast to your fuzzy critter.

  11. Jen Lyon
    June 19th, 2009 at 5:09 pm · Link

    Aww, Silver, I am so sorry. There just aren’t words for losing a pet. But let’s all raise a glass to the years of special memories your Tucker gave you.

  12. B.E. Sanderson
    June 20th, 2009 at 9:00 am · Link

    OMG, Silver. :hugs:

    I was all set to rant about noisy people, but now it just seems lame. Mean people suck.

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