Even... from myself, as I probably threaten to punch Capricorn or one of my friends in the face at least once a week. (I don't do it, obviously.) To be fair, my friends also threaten bodily harm, too.
Author's Note: While I can't seem control my verbal wrath, I would like to point out that Capricorn has never, ever threatened to punch me in the face. He usually mutters something to himself and walks away, as I find myself often threatening him while we're in public. He says he has no desire to punch me in the face, or to go to jail, so maybe he's the forward-thinking one.
When did we get so hostile? Maybe it's a product of colloquialism, where some form of pop culture is overusing the term "I want to punch you in the face" and it's seeped into our subconscious. I can't think of any one instance in the media, but I'm sure it's there.
Here's what I've come up with:
UFC Popularity -- Those crazies are ALWAYS punching each other in the face. And kicking. And wrestling that often looks homoerotic to me but WHATEVER. Enjoy your *masculine* sport.
|Even the women are into it: One of you is a badass, the other appears to be on roids. Stop juicing.|
The Rise of The Jersey Shore -- Each episode featured someone getting hit or almost hit. The first season Snooki got punch in the face by a guy. JWOWW punched everyone in the face at some point. This may have started the trend.
|This happened over roughly $20-$30 worth of shots.|
The Real Housewives of [Random City] -- Even though they seem to mostly pull hair, I would bet one of them has uttered "I want to punch you in your newly botoxed face!" To be fair, I cannot watch more than two minutes of these shows until I have to turn it off or walk away. Maybe they are peace loving and I always tune in during the tense moments.
Justin Bieber / One Direction -- They have faced that need to be punched. There's a word in German that describes this: Backpfeifengesicht (face that needs to be slapped/punched)
|Like you don't want to?|
|Or would you prefer them?|
The Debt Ceiling / US Economy -- Last year's election got hostile and I think we're all a little weary of Congress' ability to help run the country. Also, they make a ridiculous amount of money, miss deadlines, and argue with each other at our expense. Republican, Democrat, Independent, supporter of Rosanne... we're all a little on edge. Especially since it's tax season!
|It's rude to point, Senator.|
Anyway... I hope you all are in much better non-punching places than me. I am going to try and stop saying this, I don't actually punch people, but if I keep expressing interest someone much eventually punch me. And they might feel guilty and sad afterwards. And they might send me flowers. I don't want to make someone feel guilty and spend their money on flowers just for punching me in the face.
|Hi, I'm Persian and pretty. See Iran, Americans aren't Anti-Iranian.|
P.S. My favorite flowers are Persian Buttercups. If unavailable, I will accept pink or peach roses.