Trial and Error bitterness

What better combination is there than Romeo and Juliet?  A combination of bad family blood and death!

What better combination is there than Romeo and Juliet? A combination of bad family blood and death!

There have been some great combinations in the history of combinations.  There was Tango and Cash of the movie Tango and Cash.  There is the Reese’s Peanut Butter claim of chocolate and peanut butter being a good combination.  How about a locker and a combination lock?  There is Romeo and Juliet, a combination of opposing families and death.  Then there are some not so good combinations.  How about bittersweet? No, please stop trying to combine sweet with my bitter.  It just doesn’t taste or feel right.

Then there is my personal favorite.  Trial and error.  Just as Sysphus of the Greek area was blessed by having to roll a huge stone up a hill forever,  I was blessed with utter repulsiveness to plan things.  It’s in my blood and by in my blood, I mean I’m the only one in my family that doesn’t like to plan things.   However, I found the key to being angry, frustrated and bitter all the time.  Failing over and over again until I want to sit on my couch and watch TV.  Then I am able to sit and stew and not forget about the thing that makes me bitter.

A picture of me at work.  Only replace that musclely guy with me, and the rock with work.

Trial and Error of Sisyphus. Also a picture of me at work. Only replace that musclely guy with me, and the rock with work.

One of my favorite things to trial and error with is fixing things.  I love when a cabinet door comes unscrewed.  My first step on solving this type of issue is to ignore it for about 6 months.  When that sufficiently gets on my nerves to the point that I can’t hear anyone whining about it anymore, I leap into action(that is not a pretty sight).  I go out to the garage and look underneath the tool pile and grab between 1-50 tools that look like they might work and start going at the problem.  When the 49th tool doesn’t work, I give up and tell everyone that I’m really tried.  And when you go through all that effort to almost fix the problem, doesn’t that count for anything?  I then go and sit bitterly on the couch while people complain about it more.

Thanks for your patience ladies.  Although I have something going on in six months so...

Thanks for your patience ladies. Although I have something going on in six months so…

Another favorite trial and error I have is  finding places.  Maps are really hard to read and interpret.  GPS’s work most of the time, except when you are trying to find someplace you have never been. Then they magically don’t work, are out of range, out of date or can’t find that one particular street that just happens to be in an unsafe neighborhood.  Besides, why can’t the GPS lady pronounce the street right?  Hasn’t she lived in this area for years?  But who needs some map or GPS lady to help you find someplace? It is much more fun to get directions from someone(So you take a right at the wishing well on Old Potter’s barn near the unicorn farm).   The most fun is being in a downtown area, where there are a lot of one way streets you can drive the wrong way down and then try to find parking for less than $20 per hour.  I like to bet people $20 that I can find a spot for less than $20 and for some reason I always seem to be out of 20 dollar bills.  There is nothing like getting to a fun event or someone’s house after realizing that they were on the South side of town and you spent two hours trying to find it on the North side.

We're getting really close to downtown Seattle.  Wait, did it stop raining?

Nope I’m still lost.  We’re getting really close to downtown Seattle. Wait, did it stop raining?

My favorite trial and error was dating(back when I did that).  I loved the trial of asking girls out and finding what exact error would cause the rejection each time.  Was it that she had a boyfriend? Or that she moved three weeks ago?  Or that she had to watch a rerun of her third favorite show, while washing her hair the second time that day? And that was just the asking.  If I actually got a date with the girl, now she wanted me to plan something?  Or pick her up?  Why won’t she open the door for me?  Isn’t that a common courtesy? And there was always an awesome excuse why they couldn’t kiss me after the 14th date.  “You’re repulsive and I never want to see you again” hardly seems like a good reason.

Not this time huh?  Well maybe on our 25th date?

Not this time huh? Well maybe on our 25th date?

Trial and error will hopefully help me know the direction where I want to take this blog.  I’ve been doing this blog for almost a year and it seems like I can’t decide what to write about.  I want to find an appropriate name for it, but I can’t.  After almost a year of trials and errors, I just can’t come up with a theme or a good name.   That makes me so bitter!

Arrrghhhh

Bitter Ben

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11 thoughts on “Trial and Error bitterness

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  2. HAhaa! I have the same problem with GPS…and maps. I get lost all the time, even with both of them. I heard somewhere, that there is a Yoda voice you can download for GPS…I might look into that, and maybe some of the Yoda wisdom will seep in, too? I can’t imagine that Yoda gets lost…

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