the ups and downs of life

Life in a Pressure Cooker

English: The pressure cooker

English: The pressure cooker (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Have you ever had that moment where you wished you weren’t a rational adult? You wished instead you just said what was really on your mind, no matter what the consequences! Some of us live our lives minding our p’s and q’s to the point of where we wouldn’t know who we were if we did let loose and really feel and say what we truly felt. Sometimes I feel like a pressure cooker with that little thingamabob on top steaming and moving and getting so agitated. Then someone turns the heat down and loosens the lid and the pressure releases and I can breathe again. And then at other times that pressure builds until it can’t stop! And when it blows up….well…

And then sometimes it does…and when they say that one thing that triggers you, it is like someone fired a gun! And before you know it, your mouth has a mind of its own and it says the things that your mind has rattled around for long periods of time. And it comes out in that rapid, loud speech that you have absolutely no control over and you’re just shocked that you can think this fast, much less speak this fast. And there it is. It is said. People look at you as if you have kicked a puppy when it was really you standing up to the class bully that no one else had the nerve to say anything to until now. They’re too shocked and scared to move. You’re kind of  feeling the same way. And finally you realize you really need to pee. So you walk away. You kind of expect that slow clap thing from the movies but instead there is this buzzing of whispers frantically wondering if you have suddenly lost leave of all your faculties. You want to turn around and tell them, “No, not really. I realized I need to pee. But thank you for being concerned! Have a nice day!”


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  1. Been there myself, plenty of times !!!

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