Saturday, February 28, 2009


Anger has been on my mind this week. I interviewed for a new position and they required a personality evaluation. The work is customer service based and you can see why they would carefully screen for those with anger issues. Lines of questioning lead me to the understanding that I am not at all prone to personal anger. I rarely feel outraged or upset on my own behalf and I don't tend to be mad at individuals. I don't want to dive into the psychoanalysis of what that may mean about me and my hero complex. Instead, I started to think about what DOES make me angry. Of course, I'm not going to list everything. Who has time for that? But, get ready. You're about to find out what's got me cranked this week!

Slavery: The UN estimates over 27 million people are enslaved worldwide. Are you kidding me?!?! Americans may think the days of plantations, Uncle Tom, and Benito Cereno are long gone, but they're not. Even on our own soil, slavery continues. Disgusting. Some examples of outrage-worthy cases. Anti-Slavery International can use your help.

Human Trafficking: Again, woah! Just look at this article. This inflames me.

Melanie: No, my friend Melanie doesn't make me angry. But man! Get her out of Mexico!

See? So, maybe I can't find anger for myself, but I can be angry for you! Let me know if you need an extra indignant citizen enrolled in your cause. I'll be happy to help. Or angry.

Talk to you again next week. Carbon footprint, anyone?

Thanks for reading,



Janna Qualman said...

It's unreal! Thanks for bringing these things to our attention.

And ditto re: Melanie. Enough already in Mexico!

Melanie Avila said...

Sara, I can't believe I just wandered over here and find this post has been here for a month!

*hangs head*

Should I feel proud that I make your angry list? Or scared... I'm not sure. I tense up every time the newspaper salesmen drive through the neighborhood, screaming through a megaphone about the latest killings.

Sara Spock said...

((Mel)) I meant to send you the link, but life just got in the way. Hope things are calming down a bit.

Melanie Avila said...

They are. :) There armed police are a little more noticeable but nothing exciting has happened, so that's good.