Sunday, April 24, 2011

Uncontrollable Urges

                                                                                                 Julie Kemp Pick

There are many urges that we force ourselves to control throughout our lives. For example, babies cry out when they're hungry, children use words to describe their hunger pangs, and adults use their cars for drive- thrus. As we grow older, our urges sometimes seem more uncontrollable. With a little bit of discipline, maybe we can work together to battle some of the most common urges.

The Urge to Merge: Many of us do like to merge full throttle into oncoming traffic in the heat of  rush hour. It is important to make sure your engine is well lubricated, and to keep a steady grip on the wheel, gloves are advised. Stay focused, as alignment is key. Wait your turn, before thrusting into the fast lane.

The Urge to Purge:  Before you completely purge yourself of all of your sins, try to think about the quality first. Most people choose quantity over quality. They drink too much, swear too much, and gamble too much, without really thinking about the big picture. If you're really going to rid yourself of all your wrong doings, then why not go all out?  Comb your hair on the wrong side, order your rum with real Coke, not the diet kind, and buy two lottery tickets instead of one. Then you'll really be able to cleanse your soul, and get on with your life.

The Urge to Splurge: Why drive to work when you can ride your kid's bike? Let them walk to school. So what if the elastic is worn out on your underwear?  Suspenders will do the trick. Staycations are the new vacations. Throw everyone else out, and reap the rewards. When you really need to splurge, buy yourself an  expensive outfit, leave the tags on, and go out for a night on the town. Then purge on your plate, get the meal comped, and merge quietly into the club next door. Return your outfit the next day, and if your wife asks what you've been up to, purge again on her shoes.

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  1. Loved this, a good U word and some good explanations.

    Thanks for your comment, Yes am feeling much better I had some test results come back from the hospital on Saturday which didn't make good reading, Just have to accept it and have the treatment.

  2. Funny post. You surprised me. It was not what I was expecting when I first began reading.


  3. @Yvonne - Thank you and I'm sorry about your test results. I'll be sending positive thoughts your way, and wish you a speedy recovery!

    @Lucy - Thank you and I'm glad you stopped by! Thanks also for following me and I look forward to following you as well! Julie

  4. Is this from personal experience?

  5. These days I don't get many uncontrollable urges other than the urge to sleep now and then.

    Hope you join us in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge Reflections Mega Post on Monday May 2nd.

  6. Thanks for a good chuckle. :)

  7. @Angela - I tried to write this from a man's perspective; more like a metrosexual. One day you will have to uncover the meaning behind some of your poems for me!

    @Lee - You've earned at least a month's worth! I would love to take part in the Mega Post!

    @M Pax - Thank YOU for stopping by!

  8. Thanks for the laugh. Staycations don't work for me sadly, I still see all the work to do. Don't let this stress you out, I am passing on the "Stylish Blogger Award" to you. You can pick up the badge from my blog (later). Sorry, but it comes with rules. You can find the them (or ignore them) on my post for the letter V.

  9. Thanks for passing the award on to me Rhonda!
    I'm smiling because I know you know how technically challenged I am! I look forward to visiting our award, and will follow up with it when my technical advisor returns.

  10. Very creative use of topics letter.