June 22, 2006
"as clear as mud"
I never saw my mama get angry often in my life. She left that pitch-a-fit-stuff for my daddy to do, and he was damn GOOD at it. But I did see my darlin' mama lose her temper one time, over something that a government official came by our home to tell her, for her own good, of course, and my mama damn near exploded.
I don't remember what it was all about, but I DO remember that fuck-head in a coat & tie saying, "Mrs. Smith, I think I've made this perfectly clear to you..."
And he never got to finish his sentence, because Mama yelled, "It's about as clear as MUD to me!" I never will forget hearing her say that. I think she went back to her bedroom and grabbed Daddy's .38 pistol and told that prick to get off her land and NEVER come back, and he ran like the wind.
Mama stood at the door shaking with anger for a moment, with a loaded pistol in her hand. She turned her head, saw me and hissed like a snake. "Go to your room! Stay there until I call you!"
I ran like the wind, too. My mama wasn't very big, but she was a mighty force when she was angry. She damn sure was THAT day.
I never did learn what that crap was all about, but I'll NEVER forget hearing my mama say what she did that day.
"As clear as MUD to me!"
Maybe you have to be a hillbilly to understand...
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