Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Frustration. When you get all worked up and ready to reach the pinacle and suddenly ... withdrawal. It's soo unsatisfying, isn't it, when you've got a great rage brewing and suddenly you realise there's nothing to be outraged about? Yes of course, I'm talking about anger. What did you think I was talking about?
Do you remember how I finally finished filing and paying income tax on Monday (the final day)? Guess what I found in the mail when I got home on Tuesday?
A T4PS slip for 2005 taxes!!!!!!
I snapped! Poopdelity Investments did the same thing last year - sent our tax information after the filing date - which is why we withdrew all our investments. And we called them this year and were assured that everything had been sent.
So I went down in the basement and had a rage-fueled workout, plotting the whole time how I was going to tear somebody a new one, digging up all my most cutting words. Oh I was so ready to bring the fires of hell down upon their pitiful heads.
When I finished my workout, I thought I would take a look through the tax return just to get all of my ammo prepared. And holy shit, there was the same T4PS slip, attached to the completed return. The company had sent a duplicate for some damn reason.
I was so deflated!!!! I had such a good mad-on going; I couldn't let go of it right away! It was too compelling, too much fun. So I stomped around the house saying "Why? Why would they do that? Do they think that's funny?"
I think I'm a rageaholic. I just can't live without rageahol.
So now I'm mad that neither Radiohead nor the Streets are coming to Calgary on their tours. Montreal and Toronto only. Not even Vancouver! And Radiohead is doing two nights in each city.
Oh, I could never hate them, and I'm not really mad at them, but I am disappointed. And you know that's it's going to hurt them more to hear me say that, than if I told them I was mad.


Barbara said...

If you buy us both a ticket for the Montreal show you can stay here for a few days. We have two guest rooms. Then you can explain radiohead to me 'cause I still don't get them.

John Mutford said...

Love the Homer quote.

Tydes Perdition said...

At least you got a good workout out of it.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I'm tempted on the offer, Barbara W! And Eva's friends were trying to get her to come to the Toronto show.
I think we're going to not even start considering travelling to any shows (you may remember we were thinking of flying to TO or Seattle for the Belle and Sebastian show), as it just gets into too much craziness (and way too much money!) It'd be fun though!

John, a day is just not complete without either a Simpson's or a South Park reference.

It was a damn good workout, Jeff. I was tempted to use Jerry's punching bag even, but am glad I refrained.

Alana said...

Rage is entirely underrated. I'd never get through a day without it.

I could use a punching bag though, maybe I wouldn't have started getting grey hair at the age of 19.

Oh well. Rage is the new sliced bread.

Maureen said...

I can picture you stomping around the house not letting go - maybe because I've been there, lol.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

This is entirely too freaky, Alana, because I started going grey at 19 as well! Do you think it's a Winnipeg phenomenon? Something to do with mosquitoes?
"Rage is the new sliced bread" - best new metaphor of the day.

It's tough to let go sometimes, Maureen, when you've nurtured that little rage baby into a mature being. So much energy invested!

Will said...

Frankly, Radiohead or the Streets should not want to make you mad ... and they certainly wouldn't upon reading the first part of that post. The whole taxes thing just bums me out. If its any consolation, I think I'll be seeing those two bands, either.

phlegmfatale said...

tax shit is so stressful and annoying. And overly-emphasized. Grrrr. I'm having a contact rage, baby!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I don't know, Will, I think Thom could turn me into a whimpering puddle with that withering glare of his. I could totally whup Mike's ass, though.

I am so ready to put tax stuff behind me for another year, Phlegmfatale. I thank the stars every day that I am not an accountant.

Alana said...

Hmmm...blame the grey hair on Winnipeg...that makes a whole lot of sense, seriously. But maybe it's not so much the mosquitos as it is all the bug spray we soak ourselves in all summer long, and the stench of all the citronella candles, it's just a sensory overload, something's gotta give!!

My hairdresser had a good laugh about it though...

Barbara Bruederlin said...

You make a very good point, Alana. And that could also possibly explain the arm I've got growing out of my forehead! Damn Malathion!

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