Frustrations that go along with the More Generation
There was a line up at the courtesy counter in one of the big box stores. People were shuffling from foot-to-foot as time went by and little progress seemed to be made.
The person at the counter was having more than a little bit of difficulty with the computer and the various gadgets attached to it. Nothing seemed to work.
One of the me in line got philosophical about it all. Maybe because he was retired and had no place in particular to be. Except maybe in that line.
“We’re part of the More Generation,” he said. Not to anyone in particular. Maybe just trying to start a conversation, or perhaps ease the rising tension in the line up.
When someone seemed to show some interest in his comment he continued. “Our society has more wealth and we have more things.”
The person a head of him seemed to nod and shrug in agreement.
So the philosopher went on. “As a result, we have more problems when things don’t work and then more frustration when the things that don’t work either can’t be fixed or cost more than they’re worth in order to fix them.”
And all of that may explain why the lady at the counter, with the computer that didn’t work, took out her frustration on the mouse that was supposed to make it work and finally called for her supervisor.
Apparently Samson got frustrated on one occasion. It says: ‘And when she passed him hard with her words day after day, and urged him, his soul was vexed to death.’ (Judges 16:16).
Samson was probably not the first to let frustrations get the better of him. Just like today. With Samson, however, it seems to have had something to do with more hair.