Thursday, December 28, 2006

Filthy Line Skippers!

alright, i'm fricking pissed off and since you're here i figure you wanna hear about it so here it is!

i hate bloody line skippers. they're all filthy animals and must die. it's a concept i'm sure you're all familiar with so i'll just skip the explanation and give you two different examples, both happened to me in the same night.

well, i'm sick as a dog and need medicine. so i order it up and wait the necessary hour before trekking out to the pharmacy. on the way, as i'm driving down the street, a minivan comes out of the driveway of a parking lot not 20 feet from where i'm going around 50km/h. now, normally when people are that impatient they will go quickly because they obviously have somewhere to go that's more effing important than my destination.! the driver of the van proceeds to drive somewhere between 20-30km/h (yes, parkling lot speed), thus forcing me to slam on the brake just so i don't fuse our 2 vehicles in a collision.

then, i'm at the pharmacy. we all know how those lines can be! so i wait my turn. now, there is a bit of a problem processing my drug card so it takes a couple of minutes. but while i'm standing there, this lady strolls up to the counter with a basket full of groceries and proceeds to put her basket down on the counter. then, she stands there, looking around impatiently. then, after pacing a bit and trying to ignore my glaring, she goes to the "drop prescription off here" window. alright, so she's gone. then, she comes back!!! and she just stands there until someone comes to ask her what she wants. no, there aren't 2 tils at the pharmacy counter. there's just one, and it's the one that i already have occupied. so she gets her prescription, then pays and leaves before i even see mine!

now, while she was talking to the person at the counter, i happened to overhear why she thought she had an excuse to skip the line. she had a week old grandchild who was sick at home. awwwww, blah blah bluh blah...


she was, of course, fortunate because all the people who happened to be working in the pharmacy that night were all women. soft hearted, sympathetic/empathetic women! all of them blubbering about the poor 1 week old baby. no, i don't group all women that way but face it; the ratio of soft hearted women to soft hearted men has to be, what, 25:1? so, what, that baby will certainly die if the woman has to wait 5 minutes for her prescription (she also bought canesten...i suppose the baby has a yeast infection too?). then, after the woman pays for and receives her items, she slowly saunters away...humming! HUMMING!!!

i hate all you filthy effing line skippers! you're a plague of society! d'ugh, if i go on any more i'm gonna curse for real and most people who stop by won't want to read that.

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!"