Monday, December 11, 2006

Just as pissed off as always

well, i know a few people read my blogs. to them i am grateful. really, many of them will check back faithfully every once in a while to see if there's a new post.

as comments by indie on my last post have indicated (your deductive reasoning is brilliant by the way, indie, what amount of detective work made it clear that i haven't posted since oct 24?), i haven't posted in a while.

to be honest, i guess i'm just used to being pissed off...all the time. people in winnipeg are retarded when they drive. it's so common, i'm struggling to think of a good example. but i have to think to myself, "there cannot possibly be this many people who aren't used to driving in winnipeg in the winter!"

some drive way too cautiously, going 30km/hr where the speed limit is 60 and waiting up to 5 seconds before venturing into an intersection after their traffic light has just turned green. some are just the opposite...taking stupid risks and still going 10-15 km over the speed limit, cutting people off and turning onto a road where there is oncoming traffic, not realizing that it takes a little longer to build up speed when your tires are spinning on ice, therefore causing the oncoming traffic to halt so they don't hit you. it's like everyone has the mr. burns mentality, "beep! beep! out of my way! i'm a motorist!" jerks, all of them.

seriously, i do some stupid things in the winter myself. but i actually have to think that, for the most part, my driving may be the only example that exhibits the happy medium: driving slowly when called for, but still observing the speed limit and not cutting people off because they may not have grip for their tires to stop.

i get pissed off at movie theaters too! hey, how about you leave your cell phone/PDA in your pocket for 2 hours and wait until you're in your car to whip them back out! the last thing we need when the credits of a movie are rolling is 20 pocket devices with the lights from their LCD screens burning our retinas. do you really have that many friends that are trying to get ahold of you or is it just the few friends that you must return their call as soon as possible, lest they end their friendship with you?!

yes, indie, i'm still really pissed off. i'll try to be more timely with these rants. i know how very entertaining people find them.

oh, and speaking of entertainment, i'll leave you with one last thing. lewis black is a great comedian. but i didn't know he was brilliant. it seems he agrees with my thoughts on the use of the word "retarded". he cites an example which i think is as suitable as any to demonstrate why the word is acceptable in some contexts. here's a quote i hope you'll all enjoy as much as i did:

you're not supposed to call someone who's mentally challenged "retarded".

however, if you see a political leader and you hear bullshit coming out of their mouths, you are allowed to say, "stop it! you are being retarded!"


Blogger adangomiadonye said...

It has been awhile since your last rant, but it was well worth the wait. Your rants are entertaining and they keep me coming back, even when there are no new posts.

I have to admit that I am not the best driver. In the past I have done a lot of the more aggressive driving... well, maybe I should just call it what it is... speeding. It seems that everyone is in a rush to get somewhere. Where exactly I don't know.

Perhaps it would be good if we could all just slow down, especially at this time of the year, and live in the moment.

12/11/2006 10:05 PM  
Blogger johnny m said...

thanks for the comment. i will respond to the one you left on the other blog, but i just thought i'd commend you for being willing to admit your flaws and join me in calling for sanity on winter roads.

12/12/2006 8:52 AM  

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