I’m asking you! Please answer, w/anecdote


Is it just me or are people getting meaner?

Today I saw a raving lunatic screaming at a girl on a patio

She was laughing and filming him.

Did she want him to go viral. More unnerving: _did he_?

Do mentally ill people watch Youtube and think, Oh fuck , I’m way more disturbing than that?

Do the people at the office, oh let’s say the IT people, want, deep down, to kill you but are using loud insolent remarks instead?

Do the people you work with also stare at you with fish eyes and murmur with disgust at you

Because they too are gunless?

What is everyone so angry about, in traffic, at work, on the phone?

Is it happening to you too?

Or are you one of them?

If you are the former, please share your empirical evidence of the rage epidemic.

If you are the latter, please scream
into a pillow until Mom says it’s ok to come out of your room.

The math: you are Z. Deranged rageball (X)=haughty passive aggressive (Y)-weapon+mass and the speed of light, squared.



  • Christine B.

    I’ve seen so many instances of rage I don’t even know where to start. I remember being on the bus once and a woman with a baby in a stroller accidentally rolled over a man’s foot. He started shouting at her and it turned into this insane rant about how people living in Toronto shouldn’t have kids unless they also have their own cars so the TTC can remain baby (and stroller) free, blah-blah-blah. It quickly escalated to ridiculous proportions – he started shouting about taxes, single mothers, welfare…It went on and on. The baby was screaming, the woman was mortified, and the rest of the bus (including the driver) were too petrified to say a word. All over a shoe.

    • lynncrosbie

      Ugh. So upsetting. But damn you write good!

      • Christine B.

        Well, thank you!

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