My Grandmother had an expression while I was growing up.
It was that she was “Madder than a green hornet.”
It makes me smile to recall it now, in all its grammatical glory.
I know the times she said it, though,
that something or someone truly had upset her.
I am grown now, and it seems these days that I
often bring that emotion out in people;
that “madder than a green hornet” feeling,
though it truly is never intentional.
Honestly? I often get just as upset at myself,
and as tired of having to apologize,
as you probably get of hearing it.
But, as I am stuck being me, what can I do?
I must do what I can to correct the actions I take and the words I say,
even erroneously. More so when they upset a friend.
I am sorry, I apologize, in every language, I was wrong.