But the only real resolution I made this long two week weekend was in service of a clever Facebook status update about how I was no longer going to be enraged when people spelled "lose" like "loose." This was a Facebook status in which I was kidding on the square.
For some reason, this completely innocuous spelling error makes me lose my shit ("loose my shit"), and I go:
And then they do it again, and I'm all:
And it's not like I have some kind of grammar rage psychosis. My panties remain largely untwisted when people screw up the there/their/they're thing. But just one work email about "loosing connectivity"and all I want to do is:
As I was ranting about it on Facebook, I had a moment of clarity. This isn't isolated to lose/loose. This is all part of my general failure to, you know, just be cool.
I'd dearly love for us all, all us fellow passengers to the grave (h/t Dickens - that's good stuff, there), to just be cool.
There's the big stuff, like -
You're a guy who's crazy about the V but the guy on the barstool next to you is way more into the D? Who cares? It's not your problem - just be cool. There's a person with a Y chromosome who prefers to be called "she" and "her"? What skin is it off your nose? Be cool. Tip your hat to the lady. Some other lady really loves Jesus but you don't believe in anything supernatural? The onus remains upon you to be cool (and also her - everyone needs to be cool).
And there's little stuff -
Sometimes I want to go so much faster down Ashland Avenue than everyone else is going. But the people have agreed that 25 is how fast we're going. I need to be cool with that.
This morning a friend of mine put on Facebook that he thought Friends was dreadful and gave him a headache. I FUCKING LOVE FRIENDS! But his empirically wrong opinion about the most consistently enjoyable and re-watchable sit-com ever (that's right, bitches, I said it) in no way impacts the pleasure I get from it. I need to be cool.
(It's probably not real cool of me to call you guys bitches... Sorry. I'm working on this)
Head into the grocery store and the cashier isn't super polite? You don't know what kind of a day he's having. Be cool.
It snowed a bunch last night but you don't feel like brushing the snow off the top of your car? Come on, man, be cool!
Whipping up some pancakes? Make some for everyone! Be cool!
Can't figure out how to end a blogpost? Be cool! Just put out the best gif from your favorite show of the year!
And be cool! And watch You're The Worst - it's cool.