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Thursday, April 8, 2010

The line between asshole and normal is yellow

Know how I know?

I don't know why, but whenever I see shoes like this

high heels

I think, "I want to kick her/his ankle." Its sort of like sticking your finger in someone's mouth while they're in the middle of a yawn, or pushing your index finger into the middle of a person's bruise, or when someone's squatting on their haunches pushing them over. And I do all those things. I guess, I'm just an asshole. Although, for the record, I've never kicked anyone's ankle.

We all have certain destructive thoughts. Most of us want to knock down a tower of blocks, and have thought of smashing someone's face into a cake or smashing our computer monitor. The ankle kicking thing is like a cross between the yawn-thing and the desire to drive into the median. We just have destructive, mean thoughts sometimes, I guess. Or at least, I do.

I get a cheshirecat grin thinking about it too. That's prolly where it crosses the line into me being an asshole.

1 comment:

C. Andres Alderete said...

I do each asshole thing you listed. Often. I also enjoy making fart sounds when people bend over or squat. I've always considered myself a nuisance more than an asshole though.