Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Rambling




I was having a discussion with some coworkers today and at one point noticed they’d stopped talking and were staring at me with odd expressions. That’s when I realized I’d just told them how to make a shrunken head. In detail. The looks I got said they weren’t certain if I was speaking from actual hands-on experience or not.

Ever ask someone what you thought was a simple question and then have it mushroom out of control until everyone imaginable was involved, even those without any real cognizant input? Do you try to stop it before it spreads like ripples across the entire pond or sit back and watch in amazement, perhaps even stirring things up a bit when they start to settle? Today was an “add chaos” day for me. Why do people get so riled up for the wrong reasons?

Know any drama queens? How do you handle them? Do you play into whatever has them in such a tizzy or squash them like the silly bugs they are at the height of their latest tragedy? Though I tossed fuel on the benign question fire today I did some serious bug squashing. I just couldn’t help it. The latest BIG EVENT is completely uncalled for and has been going on for days now. Enough is enough. In the overall scheme of the universe it really does not matter and I’m tired of listening to it for hours every day. It’s casting a shadow over my perkiness and you all know how important it is to me to maintain that image.

Yes, it’s getting a bit deep here. I don’t have my boots so perhaps this would be a good point to quit. Hope your day had more Tao than mine.

7 comments:

Amarinda Jones said...

I am excptionally good at ignoring people so I never get caught up in the drama. Ignorance, as they say, is bliss

LynTaylor said...

So, how exactly do you make a shrunken head?

Kelly Kirch said...

Yes. Back to the shrunken head thing. I sense there is smoking over low fire involved. I should know this stuff, I've lived in enough odd places which still practise unusual arts. But this, this I have to know.

barbara huffert said...

You pull the skin off the skull and fill it with hot sand.

Anny Cook said...

Yeah? And then? Surely there's more to it than that?

barbara huffert said...

You keep replacing the cooling sand with slightly smaller amounts of hot sand. The sand dries it out as it shrinks.

LynTaylor said...

Oooooh ... watch out hubby!