I can be an asshole.
To anyone that knows me personally, that statement shouldn’t come as a surprise. After my experiences in Arizona, I’ve found that I’m not quite so nice to the world in general. It’s easier to provoke a hostile response from me than it was before my time there. I don’t think it’s a bad thing per se; quite frankly, if you didn’t have it in you to be mean at some point, you find yourself sooner or later taken advantage of. The negative is that sometimes you don’t know when to stop.
I mercilessly pounded someone to the ground verbally last week. Looking back, I realized I was in error. I don’t think my response was completely out of the question, but I pushed way farther than I should. I have to learn how to back off slightly on that kind of thing.
Ever since, I’ve been dealing with bizarre, inexplicable encounters. One of them was work related, so I won’t get into detail. The other happened yesterday.
I tried in vain to catch my train. This drunken couple was taking their sweet time on the escalator. Once again, it was kind of my fault. I went up the wrong flight of stairs and was facing the other side of the train. I’m not sure I could have caught the train if they were there or not, but I digress. The important part of the story is the ten minute wait.
They thought I was homeless. I can see why they may have judged it. With the day job being what it is, I don’t go out of my way to be professional looking this time of year. That said, something about me must have rubbed them the wrong way. I spent the next few minutes being heckled by them, and then the man stood up and asked me to leave or that he would make me do so.
Somehow I went from minding my own business to staring down a man for no reason other than he got it in his head that he wanted to fight me. He decided to back down after it was apparent I wasn’t going to. As quickly as it began, it was over. The train arrived and I boarded it.
Strange. I’ve had a number of these incidents happen lately. I wonder if it’s karma, or something else is going on.
In other news, going through the last pass of comic script before handing it off to be lettered. It’s going to be really tight to get this ready by Vancouver but I’m going to try. Currently, I’m doing four conventions this year with plans to double it before it’s all said in done. I’m spending most of my time in the Northwest, but will be hitting a few other places this year, including London Ontario’s first ever con.
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Time for finally get to work.
Enjoy the week. Hopefully it won’t be as crazy as mine was.