Thursday, March 27, 2008

Goo-bye George Foreman Grill. We Barely Knew Ye.

Here are the tasty dark chocolate M&Ms I am munching while I type. Just because.

Oh, lawd. Can I tell you about yesterday evening? It isn't pretty. I got home from work and many people were sitting around the livingroom. Kick Back Dude and the gang, Girlie Girl, Handsome Lad, and WTG as well. Everyone was just chatting and then WTG decides to tell one of his very obnoxious racist jokes. I don't want to sound all tightassed and stuff, but I really hate racist humor. It just makes me cringe and he knows it. Anyway, he got up to go in the other room and without even thinking about it, I flipped him off behind his back. That was wrong, wrong, wrong on a few different levels, but it was impulsive and I didn't give it much thought at the time. No one even commented, the moment just passed and the evening continued. WTG and Handsome Lad went out to get themselves some dinner, the rest of us ate and started watching American Idol (I know). Okay, then WTG and HL get back...they came in through the kitchen door and WTG calls for me to come in the kitchen and goes off completely. Handsome Lad told his dad that I'd flipped him off behind his back. It caught me by surprise, although it shouldn't have and I just kind of laughed and said, "Oh, geez, I'm sorry. I was just goofing off." He was out of control, yelling...he knocked the coffeemaker over and that made quite a mess and then he swept the George Foreman grill into the sink where some dishes were soaking. Fortunately it wasn't plugged in, but I'm pretty sure they aren't supposed to get wet. Kick Back Dude stepped in the room briefly when it all started and made a calming effort, but I don't think WTG even registered him. He quietly packed up his family and left, in a wise move. Meanwhile Handsome Lad and Girlie Girl are hearing all of this in the next room. He yelled for several minutes and I didn't really say much because I could see in his eyes that it wouldn't be useful. Eventually, he went back out the kitchen door into the backyard. Girlie Girl was crying and wanting to leave, Handsome Lad was hiding out in his room, I was trying to act like no big deal. Everyone just went to bed.
Anyway, just awhile ago WTG called me and apologized for overreacting. He said he gets the feeling a lot that people are against him and he takes everything very personally. I just told him we need to find some way to both be able to live our lives without these high dramas. And that was pretty much that.
I warned you it wasn't pretty. It wasn't even that interesting or different. I guess I am just writing this all down so that I never relax so much that I forget what a psycho he is. Now, tell me what YOU think!

10 comments:

evil-e said...

after all these years, George finally gets knocked out....

Wow, talk about a delayed reaction. You all need to stop with the fussin and the fightin...

AlienCG said...

He would definitely be a candidate for an anger management seminar or twelve. I think I sense a small issue there, but I can't be too sure.

Mrs. Big Hairy Woman said...

It sure sounds as if he has some anger issues.. I hope he gets the help he needs.. Cause that isn't healthy.. especially in front of the little ones...

laura b. said...

Evil-E: RIP George. And, heck yeah, the fussin' must stop.

AlienCG: There may be an issue or two brewing. It is one of those things that I can see never being resolved.

MrsBHW: You are so right. I am fairly oblivious now to his tantrums, but it does alarm even the older kids.

Churlita said...

You guys are divorced but still live with each other, right? I can't imagine that. I barely talk to my ex because he has many issues just like yours and I don't feel like I deserve to be treated that way.

I don't know how you do it. You're a saint.

NoRegrets said...

Wow. This is an ex-husband? This person still lives with you? Oh my. You know, verbal abuse is still abuse.

laura b. said...

Churlita: It ranges between mildly uncomfortable to excrutiatingly awful to be in this position.

NoRegrets: Yes. And you're right it is.

The Furtive Wangler said...

Your trying to make the best of a situation that's less than perfect; it takes a lot of personal strength to do that. I salute you x

Tara said...

As ugly as that was, I'm kind of glad that the kids got to hear how much of a jerk he can be. I'm glad you stayed calm, but I'm sure it wasn't easy.

My manager makes some really weird jokes and comments, so when he eventually leaves my office, I flip him off sometimes. Behind his back of course, but nobody sees me. Sometimes you just have to do it.

laura b. said...

FW: Thank you for the kind words. I become unsure if I am being strong or stupid.

Tara: It certainly made an impact. It isn't as hard to stay calm as it was back when I actually cared.
haha! You're right, sometimes that bird just has to be flipped :-)