People have become even bigger idiots than they used to be. I enjoy having a smartphone but I don’t use it in my car. What the fuck is with people and their fixation of having to dick with the phone all hours of the day. People sit at green traffic lights longer than ever before now. They play games on their phone while driving on the turnpike (I’ve see this first hand). I work in IT and I have to be available a lot. I don’t need to check my email in my car, or look at social media. More people are now hanging out in the left lane of the expressway. Some don’t even do the speed limit. What the fuck? Drive your damn car and quit fucking with other shit. Pay attention so other people don’t die at your hands or because you were intrenched in your phone.
I love to drive. I drive 70 miles a day and have for 16 years now. I don’t mind it. I have heard people in their twenties say “I’m scared of driving”. What has happened to people? Is everyone a big pussy now? It seems like over the last 10 years I have watched people turn into space cadets. They can’t make choices on their own, they can’t drive, they can barely walk without looking at the phone.
People can’t even merge anymore. Every single day I am behind someone getting on the expressway or the turnpike that thinks they can safely merge into traffic while they are going 40MPH. The speed limit is 65 and 70. You can’t merge into a highway going 40 without creating all kinds of problems. Not only do they create problems for the traffic already on the highway, but they also screw the people behind them. Idiots.
PLEASE, TAKE DRIVING SERIOUSLY. PEOPLE DIE DAILY BECAUSE SOMEONE ELSE WASN’T PAYING ATTENTION.
Put the device down. Keep your head on a swivel. Stay aware of your surroundings. Don’t be a rude assbag. Don’t tailgate. Use your turn signals. Only use the left lane to pass. Don’t speed up when someone tries to pass. Use cruise control! There are other people around you walking, or driving that have things to do and don’t want to die because you were not paying attention.
People that interrupt. I swear to God that nobody seems to give a shit anymore if you’re talking. Too much shit going on at the same time and people just can’t stay focused. I feel like everyone has fucking A.D.D. It happens with everybody I work with. I start talking and am in the middle of a sentence or paragraph and someone just butts in and starts talking about something else. Then once people want to hear what I was going to say I tell them “no, I’m not repeating it”. Fuck ’em. Next time don’t interrupt all the damn time. I will usually attempt to say what I was trying to say twice, then that’s it. I will not repeat it again.
I miss the old days. I miss the days before cell phones, before cordless phones, before DVD players. It seems that people were a happier bunch. We had to worry about drunk driving but not texting and driving. If someone needed to reach you and you were not home, it was anyone’s guess where you were…unless you told them. I remember being in college in the mid nineties and still using a pen and paper to jot down a phone number. Nobody had a computer in class. Email looked pretty much like DOS and you only used it at the school library or at home if you were “well off”.
I miss just going out for a drive and having no distractions. You either talked to someone in the car with you or you just drove and enjoyed what was around you. You took in the scenery. Now you see people sitting at lights and they are just fucking with their damn phones. People are missing some pretty cool stuff by not looking out the window. People are too involved in their stupid social mediums.
I miss taking a road trip and using a road atlas. Fuck GPS. Too many people rely on GPS and can’t even read a map. God forbid if they ever have to get anywhere without electronics.
I miss having the power go out and lighting candles and just hanging around the house. Rarely does the power go out where I live anymore. It is nice, don’t get me wrong but sometimes having the power out would be neat…like the old days.
Like Brooks said in the Shawshank Redemption “The world went and got itself in a big damn hurry.” That’s the truth.