As a driver, I am overly cautious. Ask Ryan how many exits or freeway changes I have missed because I can't bring myself to gun it and swerve over into other lanes. It's less of a joke and more of a tragedy. But what is up with those people who DO that? Just think nothing of it, swerving at the last second to swoop in and make everyone else stomp their brakes to accommodate? My particular peeve concerns my exit from the freeway, where every bloomin' idiot in the world rides the exit lane to the last remaining inches, stops their car, then meekishly turns on their left signal. It's not an accident if I see you do it every day, jerk! [expletive deleted]
These drivers are only a small part of the overall problem. What about the everyone else that gallavants through life willy-nilly with no concern for other people? What is that like? Can I just try it? Or do you have to have been raised that way? You know, like the lady who butts in front of you in line or the guy who stands directly in front of you at Blockbuster or the people who don't go around you, but instead just shove their way past? And it's not enough that these people are there to thwart me at every turn, but what about the Bigger Idiots? You know the ones. The people who do really bad stuff, but everyone just kind of forgives and forgets? I'll give you a personal example: someone who is close to me once stole everything (and I mean everything) that wasn't bolted down and hocked it for drug money. Not only did no one complain, but they refuse to mention it. It's like it never happened. There's a gaping hole where the TV used to be, and they just shrug. A friend of mine's ex needed to borrow his car while hers was in the shop - and then never gave the car back. It's been like 7 years AND NO ONE HAS SAID ANYTHING. So, yes, the people I know are obviously fools, but what about the stealers? The borrowers? What the hell is their life like?
I'm not saying that I would want to be like that - heck, I wouldn't even know where to start! - but why is it that if I forget to repay $2 that someone owes me, I get a nagging reminder? If I forget to send thank you cards, I get phone calls asking me where they are. Why is the accountability level so out of whack? Why do people who are jerks in general win cash and prizes and the people who work hard, are ethical, and are decent get shafted? Why does a lovely person that I know have to drive a car with broken air conditioning? And at the same time someone else causes crisis after crisis for their family and is rewarded with a brand new car? This is what keeps me up at night.
I don't really know how to end this post, but I am sick of jerks, glad the week's almost over, and am super excited to see my friends and JULIE ANDREWS tomorrow. peace out.