Sometimes in life the only response is a facepalm.
For some things there are just no words.
We have all had this experience. For some of us it is a daily occurrence. That moment in your day when you are forced to deal with a situation or person and you find yourself totally and completely without words. They open their mouth to speak, do something so ignorant; that the only proper response is a facepalm. Usually a facepalm is accompanied by a slight shaking of the head and a closing of the eyes. A brief respite in time when one hopes that when one opens their eyes the cause of said facepalm has either disappeared or magically became intelligent. Never works.
Words are my thing. Snappy comebacks and sarcastic retorts, second nature. But there are days when even I am at a loss. It tends to be the same people over and over again that force me to introduce my palm to my face. Occasionally a stranger or someone I come across in my day with elicit one. But it is normally the usual suspects. People that make me want to shout at the top of my lungs-"Realllllly?" Followed by the urge to ask them how they survive the day. Snarky. I know. But some people seriously bring it out. I feel like you are reading this and laughing. You have a face palmer too, don't ya?
These people consistently make my days seem to last so much longer. They make my head hurt. I question how they made it this far. Normally the type of person that causes a facepalm tends to view themselves as intelligent, witty and well.. right. All the time. They concoct ideas, views and arguments. They get in your face and tell you all the reasons that they are right. You look at them, cock your head sideways and think to yourself.. I hear sounds coming out of your mouth but I think you sound like the teacher from Charlie Brown.. WaaawaaaWaaWaaa Waa.. is all I hear. They walk away and you are forced to do it. Face meet palm.
If you are lucky you can find humor in these situations. I know some people that make me facepalm all the time. One in particular. There is no humor there. Well sometimes I will laugh at this particular person. I am actually afraid to open my mouth. (Sometimes that brain to mouth filter of mine doesn't work so well.) I often want to call out the cause of my facepalm. But figure it's a waste of words, of breath and well thought processes.
May you get through the rest of your week without having to introduce your face to your palm. I know. I know. Wishful thinking. But shake your head and find the humor in it.
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