sorry for not feeling sorry

ok, so maybe it’s because i’ve read j.d. salinger’s catcher in the rye and dave eggers’ a heartbreaking work of staggering genius and (just recently) augusten burroughs’ magical thinking. all of them vibrant with unabashed and unbridled lashings for things and people they feel strongly against, very often (for burroughs and eggers) peppered with vilely hilarious tongue-in-cheek remarks on the nature of their situations.

turns out these are also my guilty pleasures.

thanks to stringent catholic schooling, i have bottled-up odium in abundance. as no evil comments must pass through my lips nor fall from my pen (or pc monitor, for that matter), i have developed a knack for squeezing intense loathing and hatred into the deepest, darkest recesses of my mind (which, well, turn out to be the dumpsite for the subconscious, so they give me bizarre dreams).

i have lost that knack, so now i openly profess passionate dislike.

so i’d like to know, is that so bad???

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in my previous entry, i have mentioned the unfortunate incident involving a detestable person and heart attack. i must say that i also “magically thought” for something to happen to his closest cohort. last week, i was informed that black spots were found in his lungs, likely to be cancer or some other gravely serious pulmonary ailment.

then i said, “that’s great news. serves him right.” to which the harbinger of such sordid news casts widened eyes and gasps, “oh my god, how could you say such a thing?”

i look at him quizzically and say, “why, did you really think i’d feel sorry for the guy?”

he tries ardently to come up with a politically correct answer but fails miserably.

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2 Responses to “sorry for not feeling sorry”


  1. 1 paul September 10, 2007 at 2:33 am

    nothing to do with your post here: just saying thanks for visiting my obscure little blog.

  2. 2 cat with the fiddle September 10, 2007 at 2:52 am

    hi paul, thanks too for dropping by mine


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