Do you have days where you just find yourself more annoyed than usual? I had one of those days today. At the end of the day, I have been going out on the property with the dogs to enjoy the nice weather, blue skies and green grass. Today, someone is shooting off a .22 or whatever kind of gun that makes a very loud noise. Not only do I find it annoying, but Zoey won't go outside if she hears gunfire. They've been shooting for over an hour and soon the sun will set for the day. It gets under my skin, on my last nerve, and disrupts an otherwise peaceful end to the day.
Earlier this afternoon, I stopped at Trader Joe's for a few groceries. When I was paying and the clerk was getting my cash, the lady next in line stepped up right next to me and started yammering on about how she paid $2.11/gallon of gas, while she was in the Bay Area yesterday. WTH? We weren't talking about that, she completely interrupted us, and she was in my personal space. Most days, I don't find something like that quite so annoying. But today? I didn't say a word, but I sure felt like it.
There were a couple other incidents that irritated me. Again, I wanted to say more than I did. I've learned, however, that you don't always have to respond and sometimes you regret that you did. So I've survived the day and hopefully the neighbor, whoever it is, will put that damn gun away soon.
Tomorrow has to be better. If not, I will drive to my happy place....the coast.