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.
I am sitting here in my living room with my daughter while she does homework. TV is off. Stereo is on. What she likes touches me. She pays attention to the lyrics. I can tell she has a good soul. She is so amazing. I love her more than anything in this entire universe. She’s so pretty and I love her so much that it hurts sometimes. I tear up when I think of how wonderful she is. She’s growing up too fast for me. I want more time with her. Time is the one thing we cannot get back. We need to use it wisely and take care of ourselves so that we can maximize our time with people we love. <——— This is very important.
I love you so much Elsa. You are the love of my life sweetheart. I will always love you, no matter what. I will not judge you. I will always forgive you. I will always help you when you need help. After my body dies (of natural causes….nothing is planned folks), I will always be with you. My soul will be by your side always. Stay Beautiful my love.
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.
The last month has been very trying. My mother-in-law has been in the MICU, and a week ago we didn’t think she would make it. We were called in to have “the talk” with the doctors. It sucked bad. I love mymother-in-law so much. She’s like a second mom to me. Thanks to God we have been seeing her make small improvements. Not really in a celebration mood yet, but we are being cautious. We hope and pray that she keeps getting better and is then able to go to rehab and come home. She has/had (not sure yet) Multiple Myeloma.
I’m so tired of cancer. I truly hope that the entire cancer support system is not a racket….but a lot of me thinks that it is. I feel like if we had a cure for cancer thousands and thousands of people would be out of a job and many drug companies and hospitals would go out of business and for that reason a cure is being suppressed. That would piss me off huge considering how many people die of cancer trying to “fix” it with chemo and radiation treatment. All I can hope is that God gives my mother-in-law some more life to live and it’s a happy life up to the end.
After seeing what she has gone through, I hope that when it’s my time to go, I go quickly. I would prefer to die in a car accident or from a heart attack or die in my sleep. I don’t want to be in a bed in an ICU for weeks and weeks.
Death comes and goes every day. We don’t think about it until it walks close to us or someone we love. It’s a big deal. It just makes you realize that most days what you are “concerned” about or “need” to get done, is probably no big deal. We need to slow down and spend time with our family and friends; people we love. The other shit can wait. Be happy with what you have. Most of us have enough stuff….and should probably share with folks who don’t.
Edit: – A month after I typed the post above my mother-in-law died. So damn sad. I miss her greatly.
This shit is getting ridiculous folks. Somebody knows something about this flight and is keeping it “hush hush” due to some bullshit political reason. You cannot tell me that China, Vietnam, India, and Australia (along with some other nations) would not have kept track of aircraft within a few hundred miles of their borders? Along with that, the US Military has bases all over the place over there. I would imagine at Diego Garcia (a military base in the middle of the Indian Ocean) they know what happened to that Boeing 777. Who is not talking…and why are they not talking?
Funny that the NSA and Google probably know where I am at during the day, at any given time but we can’t find a huge passenger jet. I feel like something is going on with this flight. My gut instinct is that it didn’t crash. My gut says that it turned all of the transponders off and landed at a remote runway, military or otherwise. It was hi-jacked. I think in a day and age where we have thousands of satellites and cameras all over the globe that we should know where a commercial aircraft is, even if it “crashed”.
I don’t think that flight 93 “crashed”. I think it was shot down so it wouldn’t hit the White House. I don’t think that flight MH370 “crashed” either. I think it is on the ground some where with survivors and someone will be asking for ransom soon. I hope this is actually true. Better to have 239 people alive than dead.
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.