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Poor horsie.

When I am particularly upset, usually at my husband, I have a tendency to stew over whatever it is that makes me upset.  (Really.  It’s true.)  And in my stewing I sometimes have imaginary discussions with my husband, particularly if there is something I wish I would have said at the time.  (No one else does this, right?) 

If the offense goes above and beyond garden-variety upset, there is a pretty good chance I will finish up my mostly silent rant with a good, old-fashioned “F— you” and then for good measure I usually add “and the horse you rode in on.” 

Which is pretty unfair to the horse, if you think about it.  I mean, a horse is only a beast of burden, carrying an ass.  Why do that to an innocent animal? 

I don’t even know why I add the expression, but it makes me feel somehow more vindicated.

And sometimes, I just skip all the interior ranting and just say “and the horse you rode in on” and that sort of settles it in my mind. 

I don’t claim to have a perfect system, just one that works for me. 

 

— Mox

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