March 30th National I Am in Control Day

Now here’s a day I seldom see, I am in control day. Frankly, I never seem to be in control! But if you can control anything around you, then today is your day! Control Freaks rejoice!


It all started on March 30th, 1981 when President Ronald Reagan was shot by a love sick, crazy, John Hinckley, Jr.  He was trying to impress Jodie Foster. Not sure how shooting a President impresses a girl but then I’m not insane… or at least I don’t think I am. (Hey, does that make me in control?) He didn’t really shoot Reagan though, the bullet was ricochet that struck the car and then Reagan. So not only was he a Looney Tune he was a bad shot as well.


Anyway, Secretary of State Alexander Haig stepped up when Reagan went to the hospital and said not to worry, “I am in control”. Well, those who weren’t all that worried ended up being worried. First it should have been the Vice-President that took control but Haig instantly took charge and saved the country.


Well it turns out that he didn’t mean it that way. He was just trying to keep people calm, their world wasn’t going to fall apart. The fact is that no one was concerned about who was in control until he tried to take control. That’s why I don’t even try to control anything!


I have my own tv in my own office in my own home. No one watches the tv but me. But I am not in even in control of the remote. My cat is.

How to celebrate -Declare you are in control today. Find something you can control. Write down the names of all the control freaks you know.



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