A MORE COLLOQUIAL DEFINITION OF STRESS!
“Stress is the confusion created when one’s mind overrides the body’s basic desire to choke the living daylights out of some idiot, who desperately deserves it.”
From a Wet Willies “gag” card, with a few revisions to clean it up. Now that’s more like it!
A flight attendant on a Jet Blue flight from Pittsburgh to New York loses it because of an unruly passenger, cusses out the rest of the passengers over the public address system after landing, then escapes with a beer down the emergency shoot which he deployed and scurries to his car, later to be arrested at his apartment for a variety of charges.
Stress led to frustration, which led to anger, which led to abnormal behavior. As a mirror to the mood of the country, the flight attendant has now become a folk hero.
But then Robin Hood was a folk hero and he was nothing but a thief, even if he did only steal from the rich.
DB Cooper ripped off an airplane of a bunch of bucks and parachuted into the Cascade wilderness in the middle of the night. He too became a folk hero, although he probably paid with his life for this idiotic stunt. Doesn’t take much to become a folk hero these days, does it?It gets better.
A property owner, frustrated with the draconian zoning regulations placed upon his land by the local planning agency, outfits his large bulldozer with half-inch steel plates and cuts peep holes in the plates to see out. He drives his bulldozer to town on his lowboy, unloads it and then proceeds to turn the planning office into a bunch of broken sticks with the bulldozer. He is eventually dispatched killed by the police.
Stress led to frustration, which led to anger, which led to abnormal behavior. He too became a folk hero for many rural landowners who are besieged by rules, regulations, restrictions and ordinances that render their land virtually useless, while city folk get off virtually scot-free.