Be forewarned, this is a TOM rant. Hopefully not a typical rant, but more of a self awareness.
We all hate t.o.m. -- the pain (literally), the fatigue. Its just one big p.i.a.
But I don't like the tom me. She's a real B** Now of course after more than 30 years of this, I've learned to not let this person out of my head, but WOW. She cusses like a sailor and is just plain mean... But I don't let her out. It can be a real battle.
Did I smack the cereal out of my DH's hands when his crunching was really, really getting on my nerves?
No I did not. I simply removed myself from the room.
Did I flip the bird to the driver(s) that found it necessary to pull in front of me?
No I did not. - but I did visualize it.
Did I rip the modem out of the wall when the satellite internet was sucking last night?
No I did not - but if any one reading this has any influence in the cable company... please please tell them to run a line to my house!
Did I let out a few curse words with my purse fell out of the car and dumped all over the place?
Well - Yes I did do that, but I was alone!
So men, if you've read this far and you have a loved one that seems distracted, just know that they could be struggling very hard to control the B inside.
-- Or not.
Meanwhile I'll continue to fight the B in my head and then move on.
On the bright side, I get one H** of a workout in. Displaced anger does wonders for weight lifting!