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Anger Management. Why are they so Angry? Riders Lament. HOW

Updated on August 13, 2013

See -- I can do office

When I get to work it is to be present. I really work from home or in my office alone. But my job is to see folks that have problems.
When I get to work it is to be present. I really work from home or in my office alone. But my job is to see folks that have problems. | Source

These people who commute and drive to work angry? What?

Do not get me wrong I go to work most days. I have a nice corner office. I deal with accountants and lawyers and techies and CFO's and CEO's and marketers and the stress is palpable. I mean I get that life sucks. My wife works at a job she hates. I do not know why, either why she hates it or why she does it. It don't make no sense to me.

But today I had to drive my wife through rush hour traffic. WOW! Hey, those people are angry.

Now let us break that down and think about it.

Well most commuter workers are in their own car.

Just think about that.

They are in their own car and going to a job that pays them. Now excuse me. Maybe I am just dense. But that bold lettering statement makes me happy. I have a car and some work to do to feed my family. Excuse me but that is really awesome and cool baby. In my car I got a good seat and can see all around. Sometimes I drive fast and drink tea or coffee. I love to drive with my boy so we can see big trucks, fire engines and police cars and funny little cars and school buses. Excuse me but I got "tunes" in my car. I got a phone deal where I can talk to others. OK OK it is just a 2004 Corolla, but it is so cool.

Why are they so angry?

They got better cars and jobs than me. Shoot they probably have nicer clothes and look like the folks on TV.

Why do you work for anger, you must have gone crazy out there

What the hell are you people doing out there?

Well I admit I sang this song at an All American Indian Pow Wow. With my old friend Jerry.

Doubt that either of us really remember it. Life was crazy back then in the drinking daze.

So back to my lament. Americans are angry. But angry how? Most have jobs a good roof over their heads and cars to drive. I do declare most of us have too much to eat.

Now I swore a solemn oath with my higher power. Not to be angry. But I think I might be angry at anger. Hmmm, I gots ta chew on that thought.

Ya know I am ugly, fat, old and a no good rotten dog. But I am very happy. I got kids that ignore me and a wife that yells at me and no dog and bills to pay. I got a boss man that don't appreciate me and siblings that hate me.

But I am happy not angry.

Yes I got Jesus but his job is to make me act right not feel right. He is in the righteous business not the feel good business.

So please do not reach out to me. Reach out to somebody who needs a letter from back home or a stranger. Be better than me.

So I need some help here.

Somebody make me angry so I can get what all you got!

I try to be angry at politicians. I try to be mad at welfare worthless scum. Shucks I try to get mad at Christian hypocrites. How about them haters and those worthless bureaucrats? How about black widow spiders? Mean dogs.

I just can't do it. I love em all. Somebody help me not be so crazy out here. I feel like a fool.

Yes I can yodel diddly dum. My momma was a Good German American and said It was horrible. But I am a cowboy so we have an accent. ;-)

So Help Me Out Here

Because I am so loco Help others to be loco with me. Just love somebody and grin. Love somebody who is mad. Turn somebodies anger into love.

And please Love yourself. Us crazy loosey booboos out there would like you to join us. Join us in hugging a man with no job. A woman with children and no dad. I need you to help me, let me know that you are not angry.

Just let me know you are not angry.

It is a crazy world. But wouldn't it be a better crazy world with less anger.

Life is what it is. Love is what it is. Can we do a little better and be just a crazy but do it with a happy face and a tender touch?

Can we all just relax? That job assignment will still get done and that sale will still be made and that great article will still be written and that dog will still lick your face and that child will still look up to you.

Anger is manageable. Let us manage it and it not us.


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    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Out here in the hard desert of the Southwest on the border with Mexico, we know Linda. Linda is a view of hope. And Esparanza of hope. We say Linda Vista. A beautiful view

    • mylindaelliott profile image


      5 years ago from Louisiana

      In all honesty I don't get it either. I love my ride too and from work. I always have.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      You just made my day and it is only 630 out here in old west. Let us keep our eyes out for those silver linings.

    • epigramman profile image


      5 years ago

      Man oh man , Sir Eric , if I looked as good as you and had all three of the Coconuts by my side I would never be angry - I would be making love to the entire world, lol.

      Once again no one writes like you, although I try, lol lol, and it's always an immense pleasure to read someone who boldly creates their own language and makes so much sense with it. Sir Eric you truly are a visionary.

      Colin has some very rough times lately with stress and finances but one thing is for sure he knows who his true friends are.

      Listening to my vinyl album collection over the past three nights and it's lake erie time 11:54pm

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      You are always so nice and kind. I think the million miles between us means nothing. I like to say that: It is good and noble to love. But I hope there is some forgiveness for I try but cannot always do so. I am giving it my best shot.

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile image

      Chitrangada Sharan 

      5 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Wonderful hub with a great message!

      You are right, there is so much anger everywhere, in offices, on roads and sadly even in schools. Everyone has their own reasons for getting angry. May be they are angry or unhappy with their own life and vent it out on someone else. I feel pity for them.

      Thanks for sharing this thought provoking hub--------And yes, I do not get angry!

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I am sorry I am just going to call you Missy after my old Godmother. Good soul she was and is. My wife just looked at me today as I almost began to cry. And she said "honey they are angry but not at you". So I came home and got out my gun(I really do not own one ;-) And I yelled at God to make them mad at me. So then I could make it better.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Hey best buddy thanks for dropping in and making me happy. I have to tell you I got way down and ugly today. But is cool to the rule.

      People out there,,,,, If you do not know one of my best friends go find him and learn more about love:

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Michele Travis, my uncle was a WWII Flying Ace -- B52 bombers over fifty missions. Can you imagine. He taught me to drive on tractor. An hour a day for a week. And an hour a day on a horse ---- before he let me turn the damn tractor on.

      Those are speeding bullets ready to take a life. We must respect ourselves before we get behind a wheel.

      Amen sister

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Dear Ms. Wonderful Kathryn. You know us old oak trees just grow stronger and us rivers just grow wilder. Try this song out it should make you want to go out and hug an old folk:

      As for me I have you so I don't need nothin. Thanks lady.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Lastheart and Froggy. It may come from our creator. But it comes through wonderful people like you.

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      Dora Weithers 

      5 years ago from The Caribbean

      Looking good in your office! You have an anti-anger personality (just coined that) so you will understand anger or angry people. Even the way you talk about it makes me smile, Eric. Cheers!

    • Michele Travis profile image

      Michele Travis 

      5 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      There are a lot of angry drivers out there. My daughter just learned how to drive, so this is a good message for her!

      She just needs to pay a lot of attention when she is driving!

      Thanks for writing this.

    • Kathryn Stratford profile image


      5 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      You have a simple conversational tone that is very charming, and I love the message here! There are so many angry drivers out there, and it seems like that would just make life harder. It's better to appreciate what we do have, and show love, rather than anger.

      Thanks for sharing this with us, and have a wonderful day!

      ~ Kathryn

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      5 years ago from those of the Ekklesia

      Eric- Why are you so angry and depressed. I thought you were supposed to be on vacation in your garden. This does not sound like the Eric I know who has the sun on the face and the wind on his back. I want that old Eric back who like to argue with me. Where are you my friend?

      Peace and grace to you.

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 

      5 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      I retired before time, because I understand what you are talking about. Our creation package comes with self-control. If we really search inside us when we are angry (which it is very damageable) it is because we want things our own way. If we cannot deal with what is happening out there, I recommend to take a break out of it all. But, to come back out to the world and try to share the love we know should prevail, which comes from our Creator, Lord and savior.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Buddy Bill. You make the Juice come true. I am severely depressed. But that do not mean I must act like it. Lift us up like only you can do.

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      Bill Holland 

      5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I'm with you pardner! I see an increase in this anger and yes, road rage, and I have to wonder what life is like being that angry all the time. I know some good people who would love a good job and three meals a day. How about a little appreciation for life?


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