When Your Day Requires Attitude Adjustment
When one is beleaguered by circumstances beyond control and your daily schedule flies out the window into never-never-land, and nothing gets completed on time … it causes an attitude …
VITUPERATE (vī tōōʹpɘr āt’) vt. – to speak abusively to or about; berate; revile. [WW #124]
Frustrated by technology, computers, and life in general, by mid-afternoon yesterday I loudly vituperated, realizing I had no hope that this week’s Wordplay Wednesday would live up to its name.
So hopefully, you, like I, learned a new word this “Throttle-My-Computer Thursday” which reminds you it’s Five O’clock Somewhere and life’s too short for prolonged vituperation.
By the time I made adjustments to my pc’s skewed settings, cleaned out its lazy innards and restarted the beast, it was Happy Hour.
Once you realize you’re hopelessly mired in sh*t, use whatever method works for you to give yourself an “Attitude Adjustment.” Click on the title and let Hank Williams Jr. sing you into a smile. The first minute of relief is worth the effort.
If necessary, remember (after your first sip of libation) to apologize to those to whom you spoke vituperatively, and soldier on. This too, shall pass.
Word Challenge: VITUPERATE. An attitude you sometimes can’t avoid; but react to it mindfully as you fit vituperate into your week of frustrated writings.
Write first for yourself … only then can you write for others. (L.Rochelle)