Why Can’t I Be the Bigger Person?

February 2, 2017

I find it so difficult to smile and nod when someone is being an asshole. I used to be such a ray of sunshine when I was a fresh faced 18 year old. Even when I was face to face with someone’s obnoxiousness, I usually didn’t care because I could “rise above” it.

Now, I’m practically incapable of letting that kind of behaviour go, and I have no regrets. But it would be nice to be able to bite my tongue and sidestep confrontations at times. I am still fully capable of ignoring a sticky situation – I just have to spend an inordinate amount of time convincing myself to do so.

These days, this inner dialogue is a daily thing. Even with family. But I still have no special patience for crap, even from family members.

I just have so little tolerance for idiots, these days. Anyone else?!

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Am I snootier than I realized?

January 22, 2017

I’ve always been known to appreciate the finer things…nothing new.

But I always watched Frasier (one of my favourite sitcoms of all time) with a certain degree of separation …I always felt that the Crane brothers were in a completely different spectrum from me. I always thought myself to be much more tolerant and more laid back.

I’m definitely more laid back and definitely not as tightassed as Niles or Frasier are…I maintain that assertion. But I am now seeing some similarities that I’m not entirely proud of…

I went out to dinner with my father recently and it occurred to me that I (with my dad) am basically the Crane brothers with Martin, minus some of the major bitchiness. Niles and Frasier are definitely bitchier than I am. But still… I get super embarrassed and impatient with my dad when we eat out. I always feel like he’s oversharing with the restaurant staff, and he never quite gets it when I try to share anything from my true culinary heart with him.

Either way, the more I rewatch the earlier seasons of Frasier, the more I realize how similar I am to the two biggest tightasses in TV history (mostly only to do with restaurants).

I love them, but YIKES.