Under the Influence of Menopause My Pet Peeves Are More Peevish

This menopausal post is written with a great number of Italicized words and EXCLAMATIONS, both known to be seriously harmful to the eyes!!! Hence, Reader, you have been warned!!!!

So what annoys me to no-end? Actually, since becoming menopausal, what doesn’t!!! From the moment I get out of bed…NO! From the moment I step outside my house…NO!! From the moment I get in the car and am on the road, mingling with other drivers, I am like a woman on a mission!!! Not that that is what I was thinking I would do when I got up that morning. Stuff happens!!!

Basically; don’t get in my way! Don’t cut in front of me!! Don’t look at me the wrong way!!! And don’t whateveryoudo flip me off!!!! I will not be held responsible for whatever may happen next. It will be your unlucky day and timing that you ventured out and so dared to offend me, no matter how unintentional!! I will step on my gas pedal like a boulder dropped from on high and chase you down till you’re slobbering on the phone and calling for help!!

This actually did happen; I am [almost] too embarrassed to admit this!

I did chase her for a-ways, but quickly came to my senses. Like, what was I really going to do to the silly girl that was trying to drive me off the shoulder? Like really!! Was I going to get out of the car and beat her to a pulp? Seriously!! The worst I did, after I took a few deep breaths, was shake a no-no-no index finger at her (No! not the middle finger, people!!) and safely made my way home!!

I’ve been known to reach over hubby’s wheel and lean full-force on the horn because I didn’t like that someone cut my hubby off, nearly ramming into us and causing an accident.

What??!! What would you do?!! Someone had to do it!!! My husband certainly was not going to be the one; though he will ask me if I would like to take the wheel.

But my worst pet peeve EVER is waiting at a red light, been waiting there forever, and when it is finally green and it is our turn to go, we can’t!! We have to sit waiting like cars in a Grand Prix for at least three and four more cars to RUN THE RED LIGHT!!!!

This is when I go LIVID!!! What happened to rules and obeying the law??!!

Give me a bag of tomatoes and eggs and I’ll throw them at the offending cars. Take that, you no-good blanketie-blank-blank-blank!!!!!!!

Please! These have not been my proudest or finest moments. It is the fault of my alter-ego; that Menopausal Wailing Banshee emerges like Mr. Hyde on speed on a happy hunt for fresh blood. Sigh!

I am happy to report that I am under hubby’s therapy; he is working on trying to teach me to take deep breaths and stay calm. And on such days I am not allowed to drive. Baby steps here!!!!!


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