Monday, August 21, 2006
Things I am happy I didn't say out loud
So yesterday we spent the day at a Holiday World. I spent the day in a mass of humanity. For those of you who know me at all, you know that I am extremely challenged when it comes to being in crowded places. I just can't stand to be around large masses of humanity all at once. Especially the great unwashed variety that show up at theme parks on Sunday afternoons.
I was really pretty happy with my behavior yesterday though. I am what you might call an extroverted introvert. I am extremely shy, but I process everything out loud and that gets me in a heck-uva-lotta trouble on days like yesterday because while I was challenged by many of the people I saw I managed to keep most of the comments that were sprouting like weeds in my fertile imagination in an internal garden of prose.
My one regret is that when I saw the woman who was severely beating her son on the behind at the waterpark I didn't say something. At the time I was so stunned to see such as savage act of brutality being perpetrated on a child that I was totally speechless.
Why is that I wonder, when the minute I saw the obese guy with "Patriot" tattooed on his huge gut I immediately thought "Well look out enemies of the state, now I feel safe."