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On allowing yourself to tic
and beep with the best of them
How do you react when you hear that awful incessant screeching, safety beeping?
You know, the one I mean, that sound you hear when large commercial vehicles back up. Or if you spend any time at a big box building supply store the forklifts always seem to be calling.
There was a time when I found those sounds excruciatingly irritating. But as a RemarkableFool, I have developed a different approach. Now I sing along. It’s fun to use the beeping to establish a rhythm then add to it. These days my trips to the big orange behemoth sound like a choir of engorged cats wailing along to Syncopation for the Modern Drummer.
I want to tell them it’s “International Day For Pretending You have FUCK! Tourette’s.” Instead?
I merely blink and twitch.
That stops the staring super fast.
How can you take something that you absolutely despise, something piercing, irritating and whinier than a flock of Harvard freshmen and delight in engaging with it. Imagine doing this to the point that you look forward to playing with your irritation?
You can do it,
We can -
GO FUCK OFF DONKEY PUDDING DONKEY PUDDING FUCK!