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The Catalyst of Irritation

The Catalyst of Irritation

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Published by Jeremy Caverley
I share about how people who get on my nerves actually made a positive difference in my own life.
I share about how people who get on my nerves actually made a positive difference in my own life.

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Published by: Jeremy Caverley on Sep 10, 2010
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Jeremy Caverley Caverley 1Dr. KasbekarENG 151June 26, 2010
The Catalyst of Irritation:How People who get on my Nerves Changed my LifeWhat do you do when a person gets on your nerves? How can society learn from thedaily interactions that are usually considered negative interactions? I personally want to sharemy chronicles dealing with my irritable temper. Lets take a look at the disturbance in the forcein the realm of my feelings ; the U.S. Coast Guard brings me perspiration from my vexation, andhow my grandmother constantly pursued unhappiness.From the moment I walked into the room, I knew something was wrong. Its just ask if Ican sense a disturbance in the force in the realm of my feelings. I have this keen sense analmost a prophetic ability to foresee that something bad is going to happen. These people justmake you feel uncomfortable from the moment they enter the room. Maybe they are yellingabout their day, or have this long frown upon their face, but these people take everything thatis wrong with them out on you! For example, while driving in California, I could see a car wasracing ever closer behind me. Now I have no problem with people who are in a hurry. Whoknows if it is really an emergency? Sometimes, I ignore these people, but this time it wasdifferent. My internal warning signal went off and told me to slow down and get into anotherlane. As I did this, the car sped up and slammed into the back of the semi truck that was in frontof me. If I hadnt listened to my intuition I could have been injured. It is these people that really
Jeremy Caverley Caverley 2Dr. KasbekarENG 151June 26, 2010
get on my nerves! Always in a hurry, usually sweating the small stuff, why not slow down andenjoy the day so they dont end up like this guy dead on interstate 80 in California!My vexation brings me perspiration! While in the U.S. Coast Guard recruit trainingprogram known as TRACEN Cape May, I experienced the sweat producing moment of thecentury for me. These officers, enlisted, or former reservists, known as Company Commanderswere tough, rugged, strict men and women! It didnt matter if you were right or wrong. If itwent against their order I was always wrong. My days consisted of about 12 to 18 hours of classes, meals, and beatings. These beatings were known as physical fitness training orpunishment known as incentive training or IT. IT wasnt about computers anymore but anacronym for torture! Several times the recruit company would come back from class or themess hall and we would find our belongings in the locker were thrown out and the walls in thebathroom were marked with permanent marker! Every single tile on the floor and wallscovered with this black marker. We were told that humor was not allowed in class and that thiswas our punishment, or that we failed to speak up loudly enough. And other times it was just tomess with our minds. Their was no reason as to why we had to have our belongings thrownaround or given incentive training. We were told to clean up this bathroom so sparkling cleanthat this Company Commander could eat off the floor. One morning we were told to getshowered, shaved, dressed, and ready to go all 50 of us in 10 minutes! This led to the disorderof the recruit company as a whole unit, working together. For the military wants order,discipline, and teamwork. Well this group of individuals these recruits were all for themselvesat this point, not willing to assist others with uniform inspections, polishing shoes, or learning
Jeremy Caverley Caverley 3Dr. KasbekarENG 151June 26, 2010
the nomenclature of the m1 garand rifle.
So I came up with a plan, my counter defensiveagainst this mainstream rebellion of recruits! I would assist my fellow recruits with polishingshoes, learning the Coast Guard history and more. Over time while in the bathroom, I taughtmyself to brush my teeth, shave, and relieve myself all at once! No one else had the hand-eyecoordination to accomplish this because they were too afraid or just didnt think it wouldmatter. I was so proud of myself thinking, this will cut my time in half. Was I so wrong! Thecompany commander came into the bathroom and asked me what I was doing. I confidentlyexplained to him I was trying to get ready on time and help others! His eyes began piercing intomy gaze. His voice became stern and deeper. Then, the yelling started getting louder. RecruitCaverley, what do we have here? Our own 
 is here to save the day! At first I took thisas an insult, and of course I received IT training for it. You can never make a Company Commandersatisfied if they dont want to be! Over time the recruits started to call me MacGyver for my clevernessand even the company commander told me later on it was really a complement for my actions and that Ishould never give up and will become a great Coastguardsmen one day. He was right! When I wasleaving the Coast Guard I received several awards from volunteerism, honor, and devotion to duty. Thecaptain of my unit, the comanding officer as they are called, has written me a letter of recommendationthat I still use today!
Plot Summary for"MacGyver"(1985
Angus MacGyver is a secret agent with a difference. He is quiet, mild mannered, deeply principled and refuses tocarry a gun on his missions. Fortunately, the last detail is unimportant when compared to his astounding mind.Drawing on a vast practical knowledge of science, MacGyver is able to make use of any mundane materials aroundhim to create unorthodox solutions to any problem he faces. The enemies of world peace and justice continuallylearn that underestimating this man is a fatal mistake for their plans.

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