Gawds, people are annoying these days.
So, okay, when some swimmers breathe during the Butterfly, they’ll turn their head to the side instead of straight up. See the above picture? One breath is happening to the side, the other straight up. I imagine it’s a personal preference, dunno. I was a side breather but I swam the ‘fly’ as well as I throw the hammers. Yes, most folks who know me immediately understood what that meant. Hashtagthehammerstruggleisreal.
The picture has been circulating in terms of the sweet little rivalry between Michael Phelps and South Africa’s Chad le Clos. Some glib little bullshit meme that winners keep an eye on winning and losers keep an eye on winners. Okay. Hahahhaaaa. Oh man, you so funny.
First off, the shit talk went both ways. Phelps delivered. This time. Well done and I for one gave an ‘atta boy’ when he did it. Yes, I do believe he is the greatest Olympian of our time. Perhaps of all time but I just don’t know enough Olympic history to know. I’ll leave that up to the experts. I DO know that the body language of Mama Phelps is such that she’s a bit unhappy that Fiance Phelps and Baby Phelps is stealing some of her limelight. I mean really, a whole five days has gone by and Mama hasn’t been interviewed yet. It has to be weird.
In typical fashion, this picture isn’t getting as much press. Ya know, the one where le Clos waited for Phelps to bask in his glory for however long he needed and then gave his own ‘atta boy.’ I don’t care who you are, if you can’t acknowledge the class of a loser (no, second place is not first loser-that’s one of the most moronic phrases I’ve ever heard. But this guy didn’t get on the podium and as a World Champion of the event, that’s gotta sting) then you don’t understand sports. I bet you appreciate Bob Costas too, yes?
This man looked Phelps in the eyes and said, “Good job.” He didn’t even medal in an event where he was co-favored. Anyone using the first picture to act like a spastic T-ball player who keeps missing the ball but gets on base anyway is a moron and I’ve immediately lost any respect I may have had for you some day. Grow the fuck up people. Being a bully online is no different than being a bully in person and believe me, I have had my lifetime’s share of bullies thankuverymuchfokoff.
Letting go helps us to live in a more peaceful state of mind and helps us restore our balance. It allows to be responsible for themselves and for us to take our hands off situations that do not belong to us. This frees us from unnecessary stress.
Maybe the happy ending is just moving on.