Everybody loves kids right?
I mean they are sweet, innocent , endearing and wonderous.
Only a terminal asshole would fail to see the beauty in every precious little moment and treasure it.
TREASURE IT I SAY!
Except…what is that sound?
The nasal caterwauling that sounds like a combination of someone shaking an injured hawk and declawing a cat?
Is that even human?
Is that……….a child’s voice?
Okay, strike me down now but it was unbearable. I kept having to wrinkle my forehead (something my derm has told me in no uncertain terms NOT to do to remain youthful) and squint my eyes to ward it off.
Why I wasn’t covering my ears instead remains a mystery but I found myself temporarily confused and upset at the sound with no proper ideas on how to make it stop.
After recovering from being completely askew I took a moment to marvel at what an oddity it was.
Sickly sweet with cold metallic elements that grated on your nerves like steel on a chalkboard.
I kept tossing furtive glances over at the roll of duct tape I keep handy for emergencies but thought about that lawsuit and subsequent human element piece that would appear on cnn.com later during the trial.
The tale of the horrible woman who taped the mouth of a small child while others watched.
That is just not how I want to be remembered people.