People Who Need Annoying People…

Okay…I admit it…some people annoy me…I hate to say it…but…it’s true…and…some people…well…they go way beyond annoyance…all the way to ticking me off…they aggravate me…seemingly delight…in…putting flies in my ointment…getting under my skin…and…tap dancing on my last nerve…

Thankfully…there are very few of those people…and…in all honesty…I haven’t been involved with any of them for a while now…at least not the…really…annoying ones…

I’m not even exactly sure what made me think about it this morning…I was checking email and listening to the radio…so…something sparked my attention…

Regardless…my first response was to whine…why do I have to deal with that kind of people…why can’t my life just be…smooth sailing…only interacting with people who adore me…being fully supported…wherever I go…

When…Bertha’s…eyes stopped rolling like a roulette wheel…she asked me if I remembered the TV show…Bewitched…well of course I did…but what did that have to do with the price of eggs in China…

Further probing…on her part…what did I enjoy most about the show…

Tops on the list…was…Gladys Kravitz…there was just something about…the way she…snooped…meddled…connived…and…just all around made a nuisance of herself…that made the show…funnier…for me…I mean really…how entertaining would the show have been without her…

She went on to talk about…Indiana Jones…how exciting would the movies have been…without an antagonist…or three or four…just some men…digging around in the dirt…

I had to agree…not very…

She finally stopped giving examples…before my eyes started doing the roulette wheel thing…but…her point had been made…

As much as I hate to admit it…those people…have a place in my life…they are almost like fertilizer…they help me grow…sometimes in directions that I hadn’t even thought about before…they help me be clever…thinking of all the things…I wished I’d said…and…just help me be a more well-rounded…person…

I wish…they just weren’t…so…annoying…in the process…geez…

Jane