… when dealing with stupid people.
Watch this**. Repeat as necessary. It’s 4 minutes and 25 seconds.
Especially that part about “Everyone you know someday will die”… It can help reset your registers when staring down the barrel of an assload of stupid, selfish and inexplicable behavior.
But also for those of you grieving. For those missing someone who’s not around. For those of you who have batted around the idea of tracking down an old friend***. For those losing patience with an elderly relative…
We’re all circling the drain. No point being cranky…
* thanks, kono for the reminder… and a special thanks to dolce and The Brave Little Toaster for providing the gentle bitch-slaps to get me over my holiday annoyance. The Flaming Lips “Do You Realize” has been one of my favorite redemptive, feel-good songs for the past year or so… discovered it on one of The Girl’s playlists on an old cassette tape, and it’s saved the day on more than one occasion.
** Not a great video, necessarily, but a beautiful song. Mildly annoying that Wayne Coyne doesn’t seem to be actually playing anything other than a “C” chord in the video… but ummm…. that’s like a small thing. “Mouse nuts” scale in the grand scheme. i shouldn’t let it bother me, right? i mean, he’s gonna die. So am i… what difference does it make if the video annoys me?
*** No. “Drunk dialing” an ex doesn’t count. That’s NEVER ok.