screaming out of frustration

Something different for today, because this phrase has no venerable “history.” Put another way, it says you’re so frustrated about something that you want to scream. Or pound the wall. Or have a drink. Anything to relieve your stress.

Most sites I visited offered a variety of ways to deal with frustration. However, I did come across something I’d never heard of. 

For all those people who are perpetually frustrated thanks to bosses, parents, friends, the government, the law, and the world, you have a day to yourselves to vent. There is actually an International Moment of Frustration Scream Day! It’s celebrated on October 12th and, at 1200 Greenwich time people around the world will join together for 30 seconds to feel the angst and let it all out in a furious howl! 

The site suggests we all “Get outside and, instead of a moment of silence, have a moment of loudness. Share your frustrations with all the citizens of the world.”

This holiday was created by Thomas & Ruth Roy under the name of Wellcat Holidays & Herbs and is co-sponsored by Low Thresholders of the Earth League. The Roys have copyrighted a whole series of zany holidays, possibly as many as 40 or 50.

I also found some fun quotes:

“When I went into the computer shop to change my last laptop, the 19-year-old kid behind the counter looked at my six-year-old model and described it as ‘vintage.’ ‘Vintage?’ I wanted to scream. ‘Son, I’ve got shirts older than you! I own underpants that have seen more of the world!’” (John Niven)

“When you’re drowning, you don’t say, ‘I would be incredibly pleased if someone would have the foresight to notice me drowning and come and help me,’ you just scream.”  (John Lennon)

“As a child, I was always making sound; it was a compulsion. I loved to scream and yell and sing; it freed me from all the thoughts in my head. I begged for opera lessons because opera singing is the most formidable, most emotional way to use your voice.” (Zola Jesus)

I find opera singing formidable, too. Frightening, in fact. It makes my ears hurt.

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