Tuesday, April 8, 2014

I got a lot of problems with you people!

This week my sister, Katherine, started a blog called "the glad gazette" in which she intends to collect stories of people telling positive stories. When she told me about this, it made me feel kinda bad that I've been thinking about starting a new feature on my blog called "I got a lot of problems with you people!" wherein I vent about whatever is ticking me off at the moment.

But I figured I'd do it anyway.

The title, of course, comes from Frank Costanza as part of his Festivus "airing of grievances" and is one of my favorite tv quotes ever. Mainly because of the way it's delivered - with lots of anger.

Welcome, newcomers. The tradition of Festivus begins 
with the airing of grievances. I got a lot of problems with 
you people! And now you're gonna hear about it! - Frank Costanza


Soon after he delivers this speech, he loses his train of thought:

FRANK: (To George) Quiet, you'll get yours in a minute. 
Kruger, you couldn't smooth a silk sheet 
if you had a hot date with a babe... I lost my train of thought.

 To me, this is the best part. And very relateable to me as I am often all worked up about something, then a moment later, over it and ready to move on with my life.

And to clarify, the "people" I have a problem with might not always be people. They might be things. Like, for example, right now I'm really fed up with Breathe Right Nose Strips. My allergies have been awful lately, so I picked up a box of these the other day. They work great at first, opening my nose right up and making it easier to breathe.

But I guess at some point in the night, I get annoyed with having it on and tear it off. I never have any idea where it is in the morning. Last summer, while camping in Colorado Springs with some friends, I lost one in a borrowed sleeping bag. I never did find it (I'm still sorry about that, Emily). 

This morning, I went through the painful process of ripping one off my thigh. Yesterday I pried one from my quilt. A few days ago, while working on a family project, my sister said to me, "what's that on your arm?" And that's why, 

I got a lot of problems with you, Breathe Right Nose Strips!

And thus begins my new blog feature.


violet50 said...

I'm still cracking up over the "Breathe Right Strips" story. You're dangerous with them. At least one has never landed in your hair.

rebecca @ older and wisor said...

Best episode EVER.

I've never used the strips, but I did have a retainer that I just couldn't keep in. Ditto on a sleep mask. Anything that isn't supposed to be on my body gets thrown (!!) off in my sleep. Which would explain why my teeth are so crooked 20 years later..."I've gotta lots problems with you, incisors!"

Katherine said...

I still think this idea is so hilarious. Sometimes you really do just need to air some grievances. :)