Is it just me, or is our entire nation in the pissiest mood since “Laugh-In” was canceled? Everywhere I look people are beyond simple anger, leaps beyond snippy and moving directly into outraged and irate.
Maybe it’s the intra-holiday period, made longer by an early Thanksgiving. Maybe Seasonal Adjustment Disorder has entered a new, larger, surlier phase in the days of record global warmth. Maybe we’re all just mad because we can’t afford to buy ourselves any presents this year.
Whatever the reason, I can’t seem to go anywhere without crazy mad drivers, colleagues, blogposters, non-colleagues, older people, younger people…
and especially tonight’s City Council meeting. As Dan McKay posted at ABQJournal earlier this evening, four Councilors aren’t even at the meeting because they’re mad at another Councilor who “repeatedly backed out of committments on who he or she would support” as next Council President.
I turned on for some juicy viewing, and Debbie O’Malley (always fun to watch for her snippy asides) was so snippy even I was cringing and had to turn the channel to ESPN’s 987th rerun of the “The World’s Strongest Man” contest on ESPN. And yes, all the Strongest Men candidates looked angry, too.
Okay, it wasn’t actually the “World’s Strongest Man” show, it was a college basketball game involving a team called Wofford. Man, you guys are so nit-picky snippy these days.
By the way, where’s Wofford? Remember the old days, pre-Internet, where someone could bring up a school like Wofford to you and you’d spend three solid days obsessing about where the school was located and/or what its mascot must be. Now, it takes about four seconds to resolve the obsession.
But has this made us any happier? Can anything other than a long solid vacation at this point?