Thursday, February 08, 2007

Beware the Issuemakers


Beware the issuemakers
You know who they are
Those that seek..shall find
Small quirks..and
Shall furiously spin....
For some imaginary Rumpelstilskin
And churn out issues..issues
Co-workers, friends, spouses...strangers
Those that create towering mountain ranges
In their mind
Only to find
It too difficult
To catapult
To pass
Their vast
Vast peaks
yet find it impossible
To vanquish
Make vanish
Their issues..
I watch from the side
Amused
Confused
Why?

Just
Just chilllll
Let the mole hill
Be

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26 Comments:

Blogger chav said...

Good one!

Whenever I go to my in-laws for shabbos, there's always a THING about EVERYTHING.

"Why are there mushrooms in the salad?"

"You know Baila hates mushrooms."

"Oh, the dressing's a little tangy. Should we add sugar?"

"Sugar to the dressing? What about maple syrup? Hey, why are there mushrooms in there? Baila hates mushrooms."

"I know! And why'd you use plain romaine??"

sigh...
abi m'lebt

February 08, 2007 10:39 PM  
Blogger rebeccabeth said...

AMEN!
And amen to you Chana! Gosh, I know the scene so well...!

February 09, 2007 1:00 AM  
Blogger Pragmatician said...

Well I think we need to show some understanding.
If you said 15 times you don't like mustard on the meta, they really ought to keep that in mind!

February 09, 2007 3:40 AM  
Blogger chaverah said...

I know this all to well! oy the ones that are never happy. it scary to put them in my house....now about my in-laws.......lol

February 09, 2007 8:50 AM  
Blogger socialworker/frustrated mom said...

Yeah you should start a club of issue breakers:) Right on!

February 09, 2007 9:00 AM  
Blogger JewishBiFemme said...

Im all about drama baby! Not in a sad, mad, mean unhappy way but fun exciting ways lol.

February 09, 2007 10:29 AM  
Blogger Sara with NO H said...

Wouldn't a club of issue breakers be in a sence just issue makers of their own? I can't say I'm a huge issue maker, but I can definitely say I love to listen...I know a little bit about a little of everything but keep my mouth zipped.

February 09, 2007 11:25 AM  
Blogger Independent Frum Thinker said...

Just for the record.
There are "issue makers", whose goals are to complain and criticize.
But there are “issue raisers", whose goals are to improve.

February 09, 2007 2:20 PM  
Blogger It's All Good Now said...

What? You mean just be buoyed along on the seas of life? Not me, man! Not in this lifetime! Where's the fun in being a Medaber, if you're just gonna let life treat you stam a tzohmeyach or a chai?

February 11, 2007 10:54 AM  
Blogger The Dreamer said...

I like your last line - "let the molehill be"

Just on the mark.

I find, too, that some things become problematic because someone made it into an issue. Once it has become a mountain, you often can't fall back and say it's a molehill. You gotta deal with it as the issue it has become. I think people neglect to see this and want to make what was once a non-issue into a non-issue once more, even though nothing has been resolved.

February 11, 2007 4:43 PM  
Blogger The Dreamer said...

I like your last line - "let the molehill be"

Just on the mark.

I find, too, that some things become problematic because someone made it into an issue. Once it has become a mountain, you often can't fall back and say it's a molehill. You gotta deal with it as the issue it has become. I think people neglect to see this and want to make what was once a non-issue into a non-issue once more, even though nothing has been resolved.

February 11, 2007 4:43 PM  
Blogger The Dreamer said...

Whoops.
Don't know why that double-posted.

Don't worry, I'm not trying to emulate mookie.

February 11, 2007 4:44 PM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

Chav...
I know people like that..I seriously dont get..
why manufacture grief..for yourselves?

rebeccabeth...
Yup...everyone seems to know an Issuemaker..

prag...
Do I sense an issuemaker lurking inside..?
hmm

Chavera...
do tell...lol

swfm...
You want to be a Charter Member?

jbf...
yup...we know
:-)

sara....
I guess Issue ignorers would be more apt..

IFT...
This poem is obviously about the former..

itsallgood...
oy...ur a shvigger in waiting...lol

the_dreamer...
so true..

the_dreamer...
so true..

:-)

February 11, 2007 6:57 PM  
Blogger The Dreamer said...

hey, hey!

me thinks you've been teasing me way too much on these boards.

besides, the smiley's mine.
you can stick to dots.

February 11, 2007 8:28 PM  
Blogger the only way i know said...

Chavera sums it up well - lol

I sometimes sit entertained by people like that, and wonder if their lives are so boring that they've got to make issues over everything..
OR
that they are so narrowminded that seeing something that's a little out of their scope causes waves of thoughts they cannot cope with and have to express!

:-)

February 12, 2007 5:26 AM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

the_dreamer....
I'm an equal opportunity picker onner...
I'm churning out more dots than I can handle...

theonlywayiknow...
well..thats my make next post...
Beware the" wonder about issuemakers..."
:-)

February 12, 2007 3:32 PM  
Blogger The Dreamer said...

david -
I can tell.
ok, ok - I'll stop.
I' ve been taking this too far, haven't I?

That's one of MY issues. Once I start something, it's difficult for me to stop...

February 12, 2007 6:18 PM  
Blogger Lvnsm27 said...

I was recently thinking about this about how sometimes people are so dramatic about things. I understand that they feel annoyed but I feel like saying chill. Life is more enjoyable when we chill out.

February 12, 2007 11:54 PM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

the_dreamer...
Its ok...its all in good jest..
Thats not really an "issue" its an attribute which can be chanelled postively as well...

February 13, 2007 8:29 AM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

lvnsm...
exactly...
I was just telling someone..you have 2 options right now..you can either turn this into an issue and be all stressed out...or let it go..and have a martini..
Why would you pick the first option?

February 13, 2007 8:31 AM  
Blogger The Dreamer said...

david - why would some do that?
precisely because of the reason that it's hard to let go, to change one's thoughts.

February 13, 2007 10:04 AM  
Blogger The Dreamer said...

you know what?

I just noticed that the period at the end of the poem is spaced away from all else.

I like the effect.

February 13, 2007 1:27 PM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

those dots are when i want a space at the end of my post...

February 14, 2007 5:25 PM  
Blogger The Dreamer said...

You and your dots........................................................................................................................................

February 14, 2007 5:46 PM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

y'know..I never even noticed them before u came along
Now I have a dot complex...arrggghhh

.

February 14, 2007 7:18 PM  
Blogger The Dreamer said...

that's me.
raising issues.
:P

February 14, 2007 7:44 PM  

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