I Feel Better Now
My therapist told me once that it’s healthy for me to express my disappointment, my anger and my hurt, rather than bottling it up and being passive-aggressive. I used to have a hard time doing this. I used to turn the other cheek quite often or at least turn my back and walk away. I’ve gotten over that and now I’m able to express myself pretty thoroughly. For example:
SCREW YOU, YOU COWARDLY F*CK! DON’T TELL ME I DON’T KNOW WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT. AT LEAST I KNOW ENOUGH TO SIGN MY NAME TO THOUGHTLESS EMAILS. AND WHILE YOU’RE AT IT, YOU CAN KISS MY ASS BECAUSE I THINK THE LAST THING I’LL DO IS PACK IT IN.
I’m not sure this is what my therapist had in mind when she suggested I try to be more expressive with my emotions and feelings. But it is what came to mind upon reading this email from an anonymous correspondent:
“You know about as much about wine wholesaling as you do wine marketing you hack. Keep on whining. While you do that, wholesale and distributors will keep giving Americans exactly what they want. You think you know what’s going on in the wine industry but all you do is sit back there in Cali and whine that retailers and wineries are screwed by wholesalers. Tell me numnuts, why should wholesalers be forced to carry any old winery’s wine when they already carry the biggest burden in the three tier system. All you want to do is cause anarchy so your precious retailers can make a little bit more money.
Pack it in, Wark. No one reads you and no one cares what you have to say. Wine drinkers don’t care about the little wineries and they don’t care about Internet retailers. And they don’t care about you.
I feel better now...