If you’ve visited my site before, you know that I work on myself daily, adjusting my thought processes to release the things that bother me and feel as happy and light and as unencumbered by negative thoughts as is possible.
So it struck me over the weekend, when I was turning left or right and didn’t do it fast enough for some asshole driving behind me that he laid on the horn, a loud and startling and irritating noise. I think there are a lot of places you can live in the world where people are on their horns all the time, and those people who live there have to adjust to the noise pollution. But in these situations, where I am turning or just not speeding enough for the asshole behind me riding my tail, what is actually the purpose of honking? They are already past me and I am already out of their way. So what is the point in honking as they pass me? In their mind, I guess they’re letting off steam. They have already passed me at the point that they’re laying on the noise, and sometimes I’m not even sure if it’s me they’re honking at? What an annoying behavior and noise right?
But not if I decide, as I figured out this weekend, that the noise of honking is the way assholes celebrate the fact that they are assholes. It’s as if they are saying, “Whoo Hoo! I’m an Asshole and I’ll prove it! HONK HONK”. And who am I to deprive them of being assholes if they are enjoying it, which they clearly must be. So from now on, instead of feeling annoyed when I hear that noise, I’m going to think instead “Yay! That Asshole is celebrating being an asshole” , and who am I to deprive them of that celebration. It makes me want to celebrate too, I’m happy they are happy! So when I find myself thinking they are celebrating this, it actually makes me smile and want to wave and go “Yay” too. “Hooray, you’re an asshole and you’re proud!” And it’s kind of like the Cubs winning a world series or something, Honk Honk, it’s a celebration! And instead of feeling irritated or annoyed, I’m happy! Try it!