Wednesday, March 5, 2008

About those crabs


I love to eat crabs... fresh crabs. The kind that are live...and then dumped into a hot pot. They just taste better than frozen ones. Sorry. 

There's also that story about the crabs in a bucket. That if one tries to get out the rest of them pull it back down. This annoys me about people. I find the older I get the less people I like. Which is why I am always baffled by folks who say the opposite. I can't figure out if they're just going senile or what...

I find it so obnoxious when if someone gets a new ... car, phone, house... takes a vacation, gets an MBA ...feels happy... etc... that other people get upset over this. I mean really. There is NOT a finite amount of "fill in the blank" out there - we make our lives what we want it to be. Feeling angry with, and a desire for that someone to fail is frankly, pathetic. 

I never feel that way about people...unless I really, really don't like them ...then it's for a second of pure spite. ;-) BUT... whenever someone achieves something they wish for - that I don't wish for... or have... I'm happy for them. Why? Because if that's something I wish for I would be able to achieve that too. No biggie. Maybe it's my naivete... maybe it's a blessing. I honestly believe that we can do anything we desire - with hard work. So... I don't get all wrenched up inside to see someone succeed. It annoys me to see entire cultures that are upset when one of their set rises to acclaim. Get over yourselves.

Maybe people who act like crabs deserve a little... hot water eh?

5 comments:

La Yen said...

We have a family in the ward who goes on a summer vacation for the entire two months of summer vacation. The dad is a teacher, and the family saves and plans all year and does it up. It is awesome. And every year people in the ward get pissy because "Who will do scouts for two months! How inconsiderate! Two months of subs!"
Sometimes I feel jealous when people get something new, but mostly it is because we have screwed our credit so bad that we will NEVER get anything new again--so it is more irritation at myself than anything. And I get crabby about babies being born to women who say "I don't know how I am going to do this--I barely can handle the ones I have. But my husband really thought we should have another one.."

Queen Scarlett said...

More examples of why I repeat "gospel is true, people suck". Sometimes I swear people have no lives outside of their ward lives. It's like their entire identity is just that. Sad really. Like they don't know how to function outside of mormons. Those are scary people ...

I am with you about the babies thing. This girl in our ward was on the verge of divorce... and still is but decided to have a baby. Her husband is now only interested in helping (rarely) because the third child is a boy. This woman is currently having a neighbor take her oldest to school and also says she'd like to have three more kids to add to her brood. Um... so who the hell is going to take of these kids you so willingly bring into a broken marriage???

I don't get the irrational thinking in some people...

compulsive writer said...

I lost five extra days of PTO because of crabs at my office. Did anyone else get more days because "the office" took them away? Nope. But that's five days less in the year I have with my family. Do I sound bitter? It's because I am.

Amy said...

hmm.. loving your new blog. I have nothing of worth to say at the moment. Thoughts swirling around my head a bit, as you've touched on some issues that have plagued my life.

This was a good reminder to me that we, sisters in the gospel, (some of us, at least) have a lot more in common than we realize.

Queen Scarlett said...

cw - I'm actually grateful I'm not working in the corp world anymore because of the whirly nature of office politics and...crabs.

amy - I'm interested to know what's swirling in your head. ;-) AND... I am with you - it's so nice to realize via the blogworld, that there are people like you...we're not so "alone".