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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Word of the day- Schadenfreude

I took my kids to the park today. There was a man there who was constantly bitching at the woman and young child (I would guess he was under 2 years) he was there with. I'm not sure if he was loudly bitching but I was actively trying to ignore him and couldn't pull it off. He was going all drill sergeant on the kid. Making him play on the older kid toys that he didn't want to go on. Bitching at the mother for trying to help him. Just a complete ass. Right before we left he was swinging real high on the kids swings (the ones that or only like 3 inches off the ground) jumped out, busted his ass, and slid into the wall. My first thought was OH MY GOD DID I DO THAT WITH MY MIND? I had schadenfreude the whole way home.


 scha·den·freu·de  

n.
Pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others.



P.S. He got up and blamed the mother for letting the child get in front of the swing. I have no idea what his logic was behind that. I'm guessing his brain was over power with some kind of extra strength prescription grade dick head serum. That is the only explanation I could come up with.  






2 comments:

  1. I really enjoy your blog...keep it up!

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  2. I love you, HLM! I know how you feel,this morning we decided to treat ourselves to a rare McDonalds Breakfast, and this mother had her kids with her (Dont know why they weren't in school,they were old enough)and this woman cussed her kids out over every move they made. I mean straight up called her kids horrible things, and not quietly. I couldn't help but laugh when the chair couldn't hold her and it broke, sending her sprawling on her abusive fat butt. Honestly, we didn't even TRY to hide our Schadenfreude! My husband and I laughed our butts off and told her it served her right for yelling at her kids the way she was. And people even applauded as we left. :D

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