Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The Day I Broke The TV

It was an ordinary day. I was sitting on the couch transcribing for Doomsday Preppers, watching rednecks in the woods preparing to pee on a tarp.

All of a sudden, I saw Samara grab my cup filled with tea and proceed to dump it onto the floor and laugh. I felt rage and frustration enter my body starting from my stomach and rising up into my throat.

"Damn it!" I yelled to myself. This was the 14th day in a row that she had managed to spill my morning beverage, and I placed it in an area where I thought she couldn't grab it!

I was beside myself. And this wasn't just any tea, it was infused with chinese herbs that my acupuncturist formulated to help with anxiety.

I grabbed the empty cup and threw it. I didn't think, I just tossed the cup in frustration. I was angry that my tea had spilled, I was burnt out due to Wil working and being in school and not being around as much. I felt exhausted, spent, and angry. And I looked at that cup and I channeled all that anger, all of that frustration into it. And I hurled it as hard as I could.

Unfortunately, the TV happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time and this is what happened:

I'm not that strong, so I'm not sure how this happened. This is the cup I threw:

Right now, I'm feeling really badly about the TV situation; especially because the TV was a gift from Wil's family.

I wish I'd thrown the cup at the wall or not thrown it at all.

The funny thing is I'm not a person that has anger issues. This was totally an anomaly.

Now I have to figure out how to fix the thing.

Sorry TV! I didn't mean to take my emotional baggage out on you.

The one plus side to having a broken TV is that we have to find ways to have fun without it, like Ari actually plays with his toys as opposed to zoning out on the couch.

Okay, time to look online for ways to fix Plasma TVs.

Have you ever broken anything in anger?


  1. Oh man. I'm sorry, that totally sucks. If it makes you feel any better here is a list of things that I have previously broken during a moment of teeming anger:

    - my toe; kicked a dumbell. Ha! That irony...
    - my Dad's windshield; glass soda bottle vs. brother circa 1997.
    - my phone; See: Blackberry meets pavement
    - my boyfriend; well, broke up with. But he was a douche anyway so it was really a win.
    - my new cake stand; it was actually the cake's fault. Sorry cake stand.

    And a bunch of other things that I've blocked out of my collective memory. I wonder if you can just replace the glass? That's what we did for my iTouch...oh wait, that should go on the list too.

    1. I am so glad I'm not alone! This list makes me feel so much better. :-D

  2. oohhhh...I still apologize to my closet door for throwing my brush at it, like you, in frustration. Now, can't even remember what caused my anger/frustration. Luckily, I could fix it with a little dab (okay, a LOT) of wood putty. It wasn't the same color as the door (brown putty, white door) and I purposely left it unpainted for a few years because it was a reminder to myself to not throw things. I admittedly have anger issues, though. I won't mention punching a tree trunk or punching a wall; broke fingers both times. *sigh* I think I must get it honestly because I know that my grandfather has a scar on his arm from when my grandmother "accidentally" threw a fork at him...LOL...he never argued with her while she was washing dishes again!

    Sorry about your tv...

    1. That's a good idea, having that visual reminder. LOL! Your grandmother sounds awesome!

  3. I broke my boss's phone/answering machine by throwing it at the wall. (He wasn't in the office at the time) When he noticed it didn't work I just said "That's was working yesterday." i hated working for that guy. What a douchebag.


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