I went over to the Ralphs supermarket a few days ago to see if they had any self-confidence . I looked around for awhile and didn’t see any . They changed their signs a year or so ago , and they don’t help at all .
I need to get more scratch too . I haven’t been making anything from scratch lately . Sometimes it’s hard to find . Ah , someone will have it . Lots of people still make things from scratch , so it’s got to be sold someplace .
When you’ve got both of those , self-confidence and scratch , and maybe also a little bit of imagination , then the world could be your oyster .
Speaking of bivalve mollusks ………………………………..No , no , I’m not going to start talking politics . Or religion . Or hate . Well, maybe hate .
Speaking of hate , as long as we’re on the topic , I was accused , I guess , of being full of hate , or trying to spread hate . I’m not quite sure , because the short and pointed FB rant against a comment that I had posted on someone’s blog was a rather poorly worded and confusing response , with some non-words (meant to be words , I’m sure) . Anyway , my comment that this response provoked had been , even if I do say so myself , totally lacking in hate .
Usually , I believe , you reap what you sow .
Anyhow , I touched a nerve with this responding woman bent on showing me the error of my ways .
Well , against my better judgement , I had responded to what I considered an ignorant statement made with the best of intentions by someone I’ve known long since the cows came home , from way past the twelfth of never , for an eternity , not only for a month of Sundays but for a year of Sundays. I’ve known this person for a long long time . Sometimes the urge overcomes me , the teacher in me perhaps , and I have to intervene when I see someone I know go way too far into the weed patch of blatant error .
I try to ease into my criticisms , nevertheless , but even honey can taste bitter when it’s used to hide the taste of medicine . And on Facebook , of course , serious discussions that fly without condemning those opinions of others who don’t fully agree with the going batch of batter are rare birds , indeed . That’s why it is ordinarily my staunch position to avoid being sucked into any of those discussions on FB.
Every once in awhile , though , I just can’t help myself . I comment even though it’s against my better judgement . You know the drill , I’m sure . You’ll regret it later .
Maybe I just like to spread my hate around . Maybe that’s it . In a way , I was glad that I got the kind of angry response that I did from a person who doesn’t know me from Adam , calling me out for my anger , bitterness , and hate . It’s my own damn fault anyway that I stuck my nose into what , after all , was a closed slap-on-the-back session , as most of them seem to be , of like-minded zealots .
I think that I should hang out from now on only with my own fanatic group of like-minded zealots . We hate the rest of you , you should know , for not belonging to our group , because you’re just a bunch of stupid haters who don’t know Shinola from a hole in the ground .
And , while I’m at it , to the guy who blocked me from his FB posts a couple of years ago for posting a few critical comments : Sorry , it must have been my hate again showing it’s ugly head when I posted those comments . Let’s try again . How about this reflection by way of clarification and reconciliation : You can lead a horse down the garden path , but you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. So , former FB pal , can’t we hash this out ? Let’s get together . I’ll bring the scratch ( Old Scratch ) .