I’ll get straight to the point this Friday.
I would like to request that the following type of person be sent straight to the recycle bin:
Anyone found shaking their head or rolling their eyes at me.
This typically happens when i’m driving and another driver disapproves of something i do. I would so much rather be called a “dumb *tch” or much worse, than be given this condescending, “i am above you” gesture.
It really gets my goat. Makes my blood boil. Makes me go euuugh!
I think it’s probably because it’s fairly easy to push my “inferior” button. Make me feel small.
Maybe it’s something to do with being the youngest child? You were always the one with the least experience. The least knowledge. The least power. All the shakes of the head and the “don’t be so silly” s piled up over those formative years into a bit of a chip.
And so when you get the shake of the head or the roll of the eyes it gets you like the elder sister frown. The mother tut. The disapproving voice of your father saying “Look what you’ve gone and done. Will you ever learn?”
Every time i promise myself i’ll get those laminated cards made. The ones you always wish you had to flash through the window. Cards with big lettering saying something really witty and cutting. So much smarter than the two fingers. The two fingers means you’ve lost control. Given away the upper hand. Plus i’ve usually got the kids in the car, and they can’t read yet.
That’s what i’d really like to do. To those drivers that are silently tutting at me. Symbolically trying to take me down a peg or two with their head shake or eye roll.
Either that or recreate that scene from the Omen with the plate of glass, and slice their disapproving head off.