Spoiling for a fight

June 16, 2014

When I was younger my Mam would say that some days I would wake up in a morning and she just knew that I was spoiling for a fight. I must admit that I never really got the expression until I was older. Now of course I can tell if I’m in one of those moods and for everyone’s safety it is best if you do not cross me, as it’s not a pretty sight.

Today has been one of those days. After a restless night’s sleep, coupled with the fact it was Monday morning yet again I was tired and grunting this morning but I hoped that by sharing a cake at work I would snap out of it.

I didn’t snap out of it, today I was…

spoiling for a fight


Increasingly I feel that both myself and my team are unsupported when it comes to decision-making. I can understand where management are coming from to a point, however they are not here, they do not know what we are dealing with day in, day out. Today was a class example and when someone had the cheek to snigger at me on the phone I’m afraid they got both barrels from me.

Should I have jumped off the high board, probably not

Should I have smiled and let that snigger pass me by without comment, yes probably

But not today, today I am spoiling for a fight


Anyone who has the pleasure of getting in my car will tell you that I suffer with a bad case of road rage. Today some silly bint decided to go around the outside of a roundabout and cut me up, cue a loud, long blast on my horn. Trying to avoid hitting her car I changed lanes, to which she tried to cut me up again, cue another loud, long blast on my horn.

Should I have blasted my horn at her, (twice) probably not

Should I have slowed and allowed her to slip in front, after all I wasn’t in a hurry, yes probably

But not today, today I am spoiling for a fight


Roo is fortunate to be graduating from the Children’s University at the UEA tomorrow, a date that has been on our calendar for the pass few months. We received our invitation back in May and returned our RSVP promptly, the ceremony booked for 12 noon. With Tigger attending pre-school half day on a Tuesday I arranged and paid extra for him to stay for lunch and the afternoon session as we have nobody else to look after him. Today I get home from work to receive a text from the school to tell me that the ceremony starts at 2pm! WHAT! Cue a frantic call to the school to ask what the ruddy hell they are playing at. It appears that some of the invites were incorrect and stated 12 noon, and it was only brought to their attention this morning. Cue a moan from me about how I have booked and paid extra for Tigger to be at school until 3.15pm and there is no way we will be back in time to collect him, and that we’d have to take him with us. Thankfully they have agreed for him to attend Gardening club and to keep him until 4.30pm.

Should I have moaned at the school for something that wasn’t their fault, probably not

Should I have just collected him at 11.30am tomorrow and took him with us, yes probably

But not today, today I am spoiling for a fight

Do you ever have days were you are spoiling for a fight?

  • Kim Carberry June 16, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    Oh yes! I have days like that….Like you they are usually after a bad nights sleep…My fella always says it’s great that I don’t drive….I would be a terrible road rager….hehehe
    Hope tomorrow is better for you x

  • Samantha R June 17, 2014 at 9:50 am

    I think im having one of those days today

  • Lulastic June 18, 2014 at 12:13 am

    Oh Lord, YES! Pretty much every day, pre- espresso! After my coffee I am all sweetness and light, hehehe.

  • Clare June 18, 2014 at 7:52 am

    Yes, yes, yes
    Most days actually. Those poor seo’s who send poorly address generic emails wanting me to work for free generally get the receiving end of it these days.

  • Michelle June 18, 2014 at 9:08 am

    I know exactly how you feel as I have these days aswell hun. Hope your ok xxx

  • Mummy of Two June 18, 2014 at 10:09 am

    Ha ha! I think I am like this most days to be fair! I am with you on the road rage too, so many stupid people on the road, my horn gets a lot of use!!

  • Jane English June 18, 2014 at 11:22 am

    I have these days hun, you are not alone. It’s fine to say you should have, could have, but that is with hindsight at the time you did what you did.

  • Phoebe June 18, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    I can relate to all that. I have days when I’m spoiling for a fight particularly if I’m tired. Unfortunately fo rmy family they usually bear the brunt of it.

  • Hannah Mums' Days June 18, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    Dude, you needed a nap! haha 😉 BUT YES, I definitely have those days – and I know when I’m having them that within a few days I’m going to come ‘on’. I never used to have them but they are horrendous now – I just have to remove myself from polite society for a day or two…easier said than done! However, there is something secretly enjoyable about having a grumpy day though, don’t you think?! xxx

  • Californian Mum in London June 18, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    I have those days quite often. Some days I can control myself and some days I am in total fight mode.

  • Kirsty Hijacked By Twins June 18, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    Got to admit to being like this especially around a certain time in the month. We all get like it sometimes. Hope you are ok now x

  • Carly Markham June 18, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    Definitely! I can be so moody at times and flip at the slightest of things! Luckily most people know to ignore me when I’m ‘on one’

  • Hannah - Budding Smiles June 19, 2014 at 9:25 am

    I used to constantly have days like that when I was working in a Nottingham, personally I think you were pretty justified in all of what you did, especially with the idiot driver! I hope the rest of your week has been a lot smoother xx

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