You know how long-term use of marijuana is supposed to make you stupid? I’m beginning to wonder whether long-term anger might not have a similar effect.
Let’s say, hypothetically** speaking, that you have a ready and seemingly inexhaustible source of irritation – like a particular contractor who interrupts you every five minutes with queries about things that normal people consider to be blindingly fucking obvious. The strain of trying to remain polite and professional under such circumstances is enough to drive anybody’s blood pressure up to dangerously high levels.
When the thumping in your skull has been sustained for any length of time, the tiny capillaries in your brain just give up the fight and start bursting one by one. I used to be a reasonably bright guy, but I suspect that my IQ has dipped a few points in the past couple of hours.
I feel this inexplicable urge to drink beer and watch wrestling.
* …than a full frontal lobotomy. An oldie, but a goodie
** or, in fact, actually