I found another one of my little books buried within my batch of drawings. This one may have been written before “Angriness is…Part II” because it looks a bit vintage and pre-typewriter. A few of these will sound familiar.
Written and Illustrated by Tara
“Irritation is when your math teacher gives you a double assignment on Monday.”
I think this one was from junior high. The teacher was pretty cool if you didn’t cross her, but even if you did she was pretty reasonable. I realize this now, but we probably all feared her at one point or another during that time.
“Irritation is when no one listens to you.”
Okay, well I know now that if my mom wasn’t listening, it usually meant that a thousand thoughts were running through her head. My guess is that at least two or three of us in the family were asking her stuff at the same time.
It is still irritating in the present, though…working life or personal, when you’re trying to get a point across to people but that point hits a brick wall because they aren’t listening. It is at that moment when a megaphone would be useful. Especially at work.
“Irritation is when your body is telling you that you’re turning into a women.”
I got a chuckle out of the typo there. Apparently I wasn’t just becoming a woman, I was becoming women. Hmm. Anyway, I don’t think I need to explain this particular bit of irritation. It’s definitely something that could be written in present day as well. For example, the bad timing of it all, which usually coordinates with a fun event like vacation, a concert, etc.
Anyway, a few more pages tomorrow!