Cumbersome: (adj) troublesome.
It is the final piece of a nasty decision which begins with the belief that any time we are inconvenienced, the perpetrator has enacted a huge disservice to the universe.
It can be something simple.
“I thought you were going to be here at three-thirty. It’s three-forty-five.”
Therein begins the tiny slit in the beach-ball of our contentment.
From that point on, we are looking for reinforcing examples of why such individuals have become cumbersome to our lives.
After a while, we can’t even stand their appearance.
We believe they are plotting against us with their hairstyle, the way they’re seated or their facial expressions.
On many occasions, we seek allies, who find this person of disdain to be equally menacing. Before too long there’s a full-fledged battle going on quietly—only partially hidden by good manners and hypocritical smirks.
I have no idea why human beings need to be in conflict with other souls of their kin just to enforce a sense of greater worth.
Being a human being, I should probably just ask myself. I think I shall.
Questioner: Excuse me, human being writing this article… Why do you become so perturbed with another person over tiny matters, and contend they are so cumbersome that it would perhaps be a good service if God eliminated them from the face of the Earth?
Me: It’s none of your goddamn business. Stop being so annoying.