Seeing Red

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Nick Nunn, Nunnsense

Nick Nunn, Nunnsense

Nick Nunn, Citizen Columnist

What’s the maddest you’ve ever been? Other than anger due to traffic, I’d like to think that I keep a pretty even keel in my everyday life.

(Pause for the laughter of those that know me well.)

I’m not an angry person. I just make a show of being upset, and then it is over. Like a bottle rocket, something lights my fuse, I make a little noise and a few sparks, and it’s over before you know it.

My bursts of anger are typically about as impotent as a temper tantrum.

I can’t really even bear great offenses for very long before letting them go.

In the end, however, I think that my method is a lot better than the people that carry anger for years and years without venting it. I don’t want to carry that load.

But my “explosive” anger is nothing in comparison to Korey Jerelds, who, as far as I’m concerned, has taken fury to a new level.

According to WSTP in Tampa Bay, Fla., Jerelds “yelled an expletive about [a] horse and took a fighting stance before punching the animal.”

Oh, I forgot to mention that the horse in question was carrying a police officer atop his back at the time. …yeah.

Jerelds was part of a crowd being broken up in Orlando, Fla. at 3 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, but, despite the time, he really, really didn’t want to go home.

Mr. George II, the police horse, was punched several times in the neck by Jerelds but sustained no serious injury from the altercation.

I mean, how angry do you have to be to assault a horse, even if it is in the early hours of a Saturday morning? Think you have a temper? At least you’re not punching a horse.

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