Yesterday I was angry. Someone who should know better wrote a letter to the editor advancing an insulting argument with a false information. A newspaper editor who should have known better published the letter without bothering to check the facts. I am still outraged today, but I am not still shaking with it.
Someone forwarded me the letter. I read it at the end of the school day. I checked the newspaper’s web site. It was not a hoax.
I didn’t know what to do with my frustration. I decided to eat a granola bar. At Weight Watchers, they told me that I’m an emotional eater. I knew that. I know eating doesn’t solve any problems, but it does make me feel better. The Weight Watchers leader suggested I take a walk instead. That helps, but it’s not immediate.
The granola bar was the hard crunchy kind that comes in a green wrapper. I pretend that I keep them in the office in case students using the school library need food after school, but really, I eat them–I eat them when I’ve skipped breakfast, I eat them when I miss lunch, I eat them when I’m working late. Apparently, I also eat them when I am ticked off.
I was pacing back and forth in the office munching rabidly on the granola bar. The crumbs were falling down my shirt and into my bra. I shook the bra to get the crumbs out with one hand and held the granola bar, which continued to drop crumbs, up to my mouth. This cycle continued for longer than it should have. It made me laugh. Laughing helped me continue with the rest of my day.
I need to respond to the letter. But I can’t do it shaking with rage. Or with granola in my bra.
7 thoughts on “Seventeenth Slice: Angry Granola”
Laughing at granola in the bra! I’m glad you were able to find the humor in the situation and use it to move forward with your very frustrating day!
Well, you have me giggling at the visual of you doing the granola crunch and crumbs in your bra. I wonder what the letter was about though…that got you so angry. I hope you write a dynamite letter in response. Jackie http://familytrove.blogspot.com/
What a great image! I hope you told off the newspaper.
Emotional eating, no matter what the emotion I eat! If they correct it I’d eat again!
HAHAHHA Oh so have been there, shook out that crummy situation. I bet your reply was stellar!
I’m sorry you had to deal with the frustration of the letter, but the granola in the bra made me laugh out loud. #onlygirlsunderstand
The granola in the bra lends the perfect image. I’m glad you could laugh. Sitting on it and thinking through is probably better than reacting. Granola might help a little too.