Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.
- President Dwight D. Eisenhower

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Edsel Ford

He really did not deserve to have a disaster named after him.

So, on my way to Kim's house, doing a respectable forty five miles an hour on my motor scooter, a passenger in a restored customized mid 1970s red Ford F-150 stuck her retired head with a perm out of her window and yelled at me as she was passing me in the other lane.

With a look of indignation on her face, she yelled to me, "you're blocking the street!"

In the two seconds or so that was my encounter with this woman, I learned several things about her.

The first is that she has very few problems in her life. The second is that she has not learned how to handle stress well. The third is that she is either ignorant as to proper road terminology, or cannot use it properly when she is upset (I was in a lane, on an avenue. I simply could not have possibly been blocking the "street"). The fourth was that she more than likely is ignorant of the rules of the road regarding two-wheeled vehicles. Motorcycles and motor scooters are allowed the whole lane, they are not ostracized to the side to let the "real" vehicles by.

When someone exposes so much "fail" to you in a mere two seconds... you just can't get angry.

Shark week is still going on. Have YOU Tivo'd a shark-oriented program?


Primal Beast said...

I just love disgruntled drivers, don't you? <_< Heh, that reminds me of this video clip:


Krissyface said...

I feel the same way about assholes in my immediate sphere. It's their problem.

All this shark talk is making me want cable.

Drunken Chud said...

oh yes, my tivo is slowly filling up with sharky programming. w00t!