My blog lacks conflict. You know, the stuff that drives a good story. That’s a shame, really, because it’s not that I avoid conflict on purpose. Quite the contrary. It’s just that many things which caused me angst in the past don’t anymore.
Which gets me, quite naturally, to the comedian, Brian Regan. Regan uses “observational, sarcastic, and self-deprecating humor” which doesn’t resort to being funny at the expense of others. Except for the pretentious.
So, the population that Regan is willing to shake a finger at is the pretentious. What about me? If I had to pick one style of person to throw under the bus during my comedy routine, who would it be? I know who they are. Let me describe them.
My blood boils when I watch people lay needless and heavy burdens on others. I’m not talking about the needy and the poor. Not the widow and the homeless. Not the downtrodden. Not the sad, grieving, and confused. As the song sings, he ain’t heavy, he’s my brother. I’m talking about those who lay ridiculous emotional burdens on others out of their own insecurity, arrogance, or flat-out meanness.
For example, picture the woman who insinuates that you’re not good enough. This can be about anything from your parenting to your marriage to your blog to your prayer life. I’ll tell you, if it wasn’t for these ladies I would be out of a job with friends and casual acquaintances. There is nothing I enjoy better than to help folks to see the wily ways of these folks. I’ve learned about their ways firsthand, unfortunately.
I want to call them burdenlayers, like bricklayers. Picture each brick as a burden and someone is laying brick after brick after brick on another human being. I want to shout, “Hey, watch out! That’s a burdenlayer! Get out-of-the-way of their burdens!”
What do you think? Do you have a better name? Any thoughts on burdenlayers? Who would you include in your comedy routine?
Stay away from bricks! ~~~~~~~~ Angie Mc