Monday, 13 June 2016

The Can't Handle It People

There are people on this Earth, who we can probably say with some enthusiasm and remarkable candor....that they can't handle a fair number of things.

Some examples:

There are guys who just can't handle booze, of any type.  Even if you threaten them with jail-time or a label of alcoholic.....they can't handle booze.

There are gals who can't handle a credit card.  You can tell them bluntly that there's only 4,000 dollars on that account per year, and they will spend 10,000 dollars without any hesitation.

There are guys who can't handle ATVs, and will risk their life daily.....for nothing to be gained.

There are gals who can't handle pain-killers, and will degrade their liver enough in ten years....that they at a remarkably early age.

There are guys who can't handle honky-tonk women, and get deep into a relationship with some 'fireball' who is crazy to the maximum extent....and handcuffing them to a life of misery.

There are gals who can't handle stress, and they live through each day whining about the 99-different screw-ups of other people.

And there are people who can't handle religion....who seem to get some idea about hyped-up talk over a dead prophet from 1350 years ago about killing folks left and right.  These are the people who think that religion will do something for them, but other than talking about some virgin gals....they can't really cite much else.  These are also the people who are convinced that some talk that came from some angel to some prophet....was all fact, and not possibly made up to cover some empty pages on some book of advice.

In my youth, I had time and patience for the 'can't-handle-it' crowd.  As I grow older, I have less and less patience.  The can't-handle-it folks ought to have learned a few things but always seem to impress me with their stupidity and naive view of the big world.

There was a time when I'd meet someone and I'd check out their shoes, note their right-handed or left-handed nature, their hair-style or color, or their introduction theme.  These days, I kinda throw in a measurement of their 'can't-handle-it' situation.  Most folks will give some little indicator in the first ten minutes after you meet them......that says much of their can't-handle-it character.

To be honest, I'd like to lecture them a bit, and get them some peace within their heart and mind.  But most I think....just don't want advice....they are deep into the mess and don't want to walk out.  So we are stuck with them, at least for a while.

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