Friday, May 25, 2007

It's The Music Man

Do me a small favor. Go to Blockbuster or wherever and rent The Music Man. You can rent the old one or the remake, I don't care which. They are both good. Watch the movie.

Now, that is exactly what Iowans are like. Exactly. The Music Man is so accurate that it's mindblowing. I'm beginning to wonder what I have got myself into. These people are indescribably nice until you do something they do not like. Then they act like they want to tar, feather and run you out of town on a rail. I am not exaggerating.

The most annoying thing of all is that you cannot win with them. Even if you're right. They are just stupid enough (pardon my phraseology) that if you stand there and argue with them you're an awful, wicked person and if you roll your eyes and walk away you're an awful, wicked person. They have chips on their shoulders over the most idiotic things. But when they come at you shouting and threatening and you turn and leave that's a mistake. Apparently, it's normal to stand around and listen while people heap abuse on your head and refuse to explain to you why the seemingly trivial thing you did was so wrong.

That's the other thing I have already grown to hate. They expect you to know all their stupid little rules about everything, but they do not post any signs! This has got to be the most OCD state in existence. You'd think I'd be happy. No, no. I like OCD when it makes sense and when it can explain why certain things are bothersome. OCD that makes no sense and cannot explain its partialities can go somewhere I do not live.

I am sure I will get used to this eventually. Right now I just feel like complaining. Also, I am overwhelmed by how accurate that cute little musical really is.


Emily said...

I haven't been here in a while, but I can't believe I just brought up The Music Man to you in an email as though you didn't realize this! It's one of those "duh" moments. . . Have you really had people shouting at you already? It would be funny if it weren't so disturbing.

Esther said...

I have had people shouting at me on more than one occasion (different people) and I have watched people shout at other people. It's pretty funny. I guess the standard response is to stand there and say "uh-huh" until the shouter shuts up. I think I'm going to develop a way of mocking people without them realizing I am mocking them while they shout.