Thursday, November 18, 2004

John Scalzie's weekend assignment #35

Weekend Assignment #35: Tell us something you should be thankful for -- but that you're usually not. After all, it's easy to be thankful for all the things you know you should be thankful for: Your family and friends, your home, the good things that come from living wherever (and whenever you do). So try stretching a little and think about something that you're thankful for -- that you usually don't think much about at all. It can be serious or silly; it's up to you. You just have to be genuinely thankful for it.

OK, here's mine:  I'm thankful for all the people who get under my skin, those who get on my last nerve.  Right now, I'm picturing online acquaintances (hi Jerry and Cranky), but there are plenty in real life too.

Reason number one I'm thankful for them is that they teach me restraint.  I've learned to leave a lot of things unsaid, remembering that behind every screen name is a real, live person with feelings.

Reason number two is that people like this give the rest of us something to laugh about!  The best chatroom laughs I have are at the expense of certain people with whom I've shared this wonderful Internet for years.

And reason number three is that, by their outside-the-box behavior, I can feel "holier-than-thou" about my "superior wisdom".  It's a tough job, but somebody's gotta do it. 

So... this entry is dedicated to everybody in chat rooms who ever got on my last nerve... because they've given me expanded horizens (not to mention an expanded posterior from sitting too long at the computer)!

9 comments:

barbpinion said...

Terrific! Made me smile. That's a GOOD thing.
*Barb*  http://journals.aol.com/barbpinion/HEYLETSTALK

csandhollow said...

TEEHEE I know them too!

amazingtweet said...

Great Entry!!

TTFN,
Michelle
http://journals.aol.com/amazingtweet/StraightTalk

boodotte said...

ROFL Mo!  How true too!  But you must admit, we love them.  Well, with just a few exceptions.  Thanks for a good chuckle.  Boy I gotta get back to chat soon.  Boo

jevanslink said...

Love your 'tude.  Mrs. L

mavarin said...

Hmm. Interesting idea. I like it. I'm not so sure about reason #3, though. - Karen

geko1422 said...

I wanted to come in and say thank you for leaving a comment in my journal. I love your Thankful attitude lol. If I was thankful for everyone that irritated me though I would live a happy joy joy existance in traffic, and then hubby would insist that I be medicated LOL

sam7md2 said...

I'm thankful for your perspective Mo.  We have had many laughs about those chat room friends who have irritated us from time to time.  I miss chatting with all o fyou on a regular basis. Thanks for sharing your life and time with us.

krobbie67 said...

Well, you don't have to listen to them do you? Don't they have block buttons or something. Or is it just a free for all? If they were live conversations you could plug your ears and chant "I'm not listening to you." But, sheesh, how do you do that online. Maybe cover your eyes?? LOL! :-) ---Robbie