Recently a friend of mine and I were discussing our differences in, shall we say, “vocabulary selection.” I tend to use little “pepper” in my day-to-day conversation, whereas he, as he quite freely pointed out, tends to have what he referred to as a “potty mouth.” Well, actually, he used a more specific adjective, but you get the idea.
He noted, however, that much as he can be taken aback by certain circumstances, and find his linguistic creations suddenly chaste, he figured there was likely a set of circumstances which set my inner sailor free, as well. I had to agreed. We proceeded to spend the greater part of an hour laughing about the everyday occurrences that seem to quickly bring out the seedier side of language in those caught unaware.
I admit it would likely have been a much shorter discussion had the Internet not been down, preventing us from doing the real work we were together to do. But, nonetheless, it got me thinking.
What are the things in life, beyond stubbing my tiny toe, that seem to consistently cause my emotions to take control of my vocal ammunition, even if it never leaves my mind? Which are those occurrences that seem to cause anger to flash into words in less than an instant? What are the things that set my inner sailor free?
So, I’m starting a list.
I’ll add to the list as I come up with “quality” additions. I’d like to say that I’m compiling this list in order to be prepared for life’s unavoidable bumps and rattles, thus removing much of the bumpiness and rattliness of them and helping me to keep my inner sailor at bay. But, in all honesty, I’m just making the list for fun. Let’s face it, sometimes it’s fun to laugh in the face of infuriating indignation, and of stupid stuff, too.
~Things That Set My Inner Sailor Free ~
Feeling light, but stepping onto the scale and finding I gained two pounds
Locating a puppy puddle by feeling it with my stocking clad feet
When Son#2 used steel wool to scrub the hood of my car
Trying to bar b q, but finding the propane tank is empty
I’m sure I’ll be adding many more to the list. What kicks your inner sailor into gear?