The craziest, wildest argument I was ever a part of involved a woman, nudity, a blazing fire log heaved in my direction (and she was a good aim) and a LOT of profanity. It all ended well (we’re still together, although I made certain our second home had fake fireplaces) and we lived through that day. After last night, I’m reminded that major blowouts are best kept private, because public displays of anger and outrage are usually forever courtesy television and youtube.
During the last lockout, I didn’t handle it well. The low point was realizing the Swedish Elite League lacked creativity (the land of Forsberg consisted of skating the puck up to center, shooting it in, and then having the other side do the same. Rinse, repeat) and I was determined not to let these negotiations get me down this time.
And its worked fine. I’m enjoying AHL, WHL, KHL, NCAA hockey, and will enjoy our teenagers at the Christmas tournament and the Spengler Cup. So its all good.
Except, my beautiful wife (who has the temper God gave women who are born to an English father and a German mother) is completely over the top this time around. Gary and Don better not come around these parts, the girl is turning the air blue these days with verbal assaults usually reserved for the Kardashians, liars and cheaters
I’ve been trying to talk her down from the ledge, but understand her anger. I’m also pleased that she’s so emotional about hockey, because its another love of my life. I hope for her sake these guys get their act together and we see NHL hockey soon. I do think we have to remember that there are things we don’t control in life, and attaching our emotions to those things is not productive.
I’m writing this in the hope she reads it and understands it comes from a good place. Been there, done that. It isn’t worth it, all that energy and good feeling wasted on something you can’t control.
It’s a thing. Like taxes, death and the high cost of living. We’ll get through it, as we always have.
Meanwhile, the fireplace roars away in the background. Safe at home.