Posts Tagged ‘People’

Other Days That Thought Is Less Comforting

August 2, 2019

Some days I take an odd comfort in the idea that things must be going pretty well for a lot of people for so many of them to have the time and energy to argue about such ridiculous things.

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My Internal Monologue Has No Filters

July 30, 2019

Today I read about something someone whose work I used to profoundly admire doing something I found even more profoundly distasteful than anything I had ever admired about them.  When confronted about this, their response was, essentially, “I’m being persecuted for my political beliefs!”.

To which my internal monologue responded, “*****, I didn’t even know about your political beliefs before you said something, and I still thought it was a **** move!”.

A Conversation I Overheard Today

January 15, 2019

Person #1: You be careful if you take your vehicle to him to work on.  If all he has to do is wipe some oil off your engine, he’s still going to charge you because it costs money to launder the oil off that rag.

Person #2:  He’s right.  I will because it does, but . . . if I don’t wipe enough oil off the first time, I’ll comp you the cost of the second rag.

That’s Just The Way It Is With Some People

July 11, 2018

People tend to forget that, by definition, having faith in someone runs the risk of your faith not being justified.

Sometimes I Have To Remind Myself Of This More Than Once In Any Given Day

July 2, 2018

It’s important to keep in mind that “irritating” is not the same thing as “bad,” particularly when it comes to people.

It’s Probably Both

October 9, 2017

While some people make it abundantly obvious in their particular case, generally speaking, I can’t tell if the world is filled with too many people who need to grow up . . . or too many people who need to grow down.

Today’s Thoughts Are Along The Same Lines As Yesterday’s Thoughts

June 20, 2017

To paraphrase some advice I read a long time ago, be good to the people around you; you never know when you’re going to need them to do something really stupid for you, like pulling you out of a fire, or pushing you out of the way of an oncoming vehicle instead of doing the sensible thing and just getting out of the way themselves.  Heck, for that matter, you never know when you’re just going to need someone to call 911 for you, and that’s not the best time to have just finished calling someone a worthless excuse of human garbage.

I’m just saying.

Posted In Honor Of Today’s Weather

June 6, 2017

Some people create their own storms, then get mad when it rains.

– Unknown

I’m Pretty Sure That’s Not What Most People Are Going For

November 30, 2016

Lots of people hope to make their mark on history, but I doubt too many people dream of news of their death being the start of a humongous street party . . .

It’s Still Basically As Bad As Doing It With A Phone; It’s The Novelty That Made Me Smile

November 29, 2016

The other day I was trying to get into a restaurant . . . and I don’t mean it was one of those fancy places that prides itself on its exclusivity, I mean I was just trying to reach the door, but there was a kid blocking the walkway.  His family was already at the door and telling him to hurry up, but he was meandering in that distinctive “I’m ignoring everything else because I’m paying attention to something in my hands” fashion that these days usually means “I’m looking at my phone.”

Since society justly frowns upon adults pushing children to the pavement just because they’re in the way, I reminded myself of what lesson I would want to teach my son in this situation, and did my best to be patient.

Eventually we all reached the door where the father shot me an apologetic look and muttered a quick “Sorry.”

“Don’t be,” I chuckled, in a good mood now that I’d gotten a closer look at the situation.  “I’m just happy he’s got a book in his hands!”